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callwool
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Posted - 02/02/2009 :  2:43:53 PM  Show Profile Send callwool a Private Message  Reply with Quote
If I don't have a knitting machine for which I can purchase a 'ribber' will the sides of my projects curl?

Thanks

Bernie
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Canada
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Posted - 02/03/2009 :  02:39:40 AM  Show Profile Send Bernie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hi: Depending on what you are knitting, it can still curl. Some people have done hand manipulated stitches on the edges and this will eliminate the curl, some have done an extra wrap on the edge sts and this helps also. On some afghans I've made, I've done single crochet around the edge and then did a row of crab stitch.
Hope this helps
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ValerieG
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107 Posts

Posted - 02/04/2009 :  12:10:17 PM  Show Profile Send ValerieG a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Stockingnet curls unless you do something to the edges.
I find I'm not doing as much ribbing now, I tend to to hems. BUT some years I do a lot of 'double bed' (ie with the ribber) work. Then I love the ribber.
SO it depends on what you are knitting. Check out Knitwords magazine. Many patterns, some with ribber, some without.
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lella
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Posted - 02/04/2009 :  6:56:33 PM  Show Profile Send lella a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Depending on the size of your project, you can start with a ribbing by hand and then lay the stitches on your machine needles. I agree with ValerieG, I like hems best now. They are so much easier. But if you like ribbing on your garments, you can still do the other. I don't have a ribber either.

lella Zippiknits
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callwool
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Posted - 02/07/2009 :  11:16:05 PM  Show Profile Send callwool a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thank you, Bernie, ValerieG and Lella. I will try some of the techines you suggested. ValerieG, thank you for recommending knitwords magazine. If anyone has any other suggestions for information or patterns please let me know.

I have my new knitting machine arriving in two days and I am so excited. I know I am to expect a learning curve for some time, but I just can't help being really excited.

Thanks again
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