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    so I am making a scarf for my Dad for Christmas. For some reason the sides are curling in. Its k one row p the other. Im only using acrylic. Maybe I could iron it when its done?

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    The sides will always curl in if you're just doing K1, P1. Are you far along? If you started over, you could do a 'border' of garter stitch (knit every row) and that should keep the sides flat.

    So your pattern would be something like

    K5 (border); (K1, P1) x times for pattern; K5 (border)

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    This would be the point I would start swearing and pitch the knitting. How long does it take to knit a scarf anyway?


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    I don't knit, but I have heard that there all lots of helpful youtube videos.
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    Do NOT iron!! Acrylic is basically plastic.

    How far are you along with the scarf? Is it too late to rip it back? If you cast on again, I would knit the first five stitches and last five stitches every row, and you can knit the middle stitches on row #1 and purl the middle stitches on row #2 and repeat those two rows to the end. On each end of the scarf, you could knit about ten rows so that the ends match the edges.

    The time it takes to knit a scarf is dependent on how much yarn you are using, what yarn you are using, how long your scarf is, how fancy the pattern is, and the size of your needles. I can knit a scarf in one evening if the pattern is simple, there's only one ball, it's chunky yarn, and the needles are huge! : )
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    [QUOTE=corazenia;725162]Do NOT iron!! Acrylic is basically plastic. [QUOTE]

    Yes! I panicked when I read ironing and acrylic in the same sentence.
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    lol thanks ladies! I dont ever knit with acrylic normally, generally wool, so I wasnt sure about the ironing.

    I am not THAT far along, I should really start over.. that way I know it would look good lol. Gives me more practice at my speed LOL. Im getting better.. I think LMAo

    Thanks ladies!

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    Acrylic is great for gifts to people who you are certain will never handwash a garment. That pretty much covers everyone on my gift list except my mum. I would prefer to knit with wool all the time, but unfortunately that can't always be the case. There are some good acrylic/wool blends that provide the warmth of wool with the washability of acrylic at Michaels and Lens Mills - I'm thinking Patons Decor for one.
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