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Becky-book | Posted in Knitting and Crochet on

I have an Ultimate Sweater Machine and have knit a few sweaters and baby blankets, but the flat blankets always roll up around the edge so I have to crochet an edge that takes longer to do than the whole blanket!  Is there some technique for handling the edges as they are knit that will combat this tendency to roll?

Thanks for any advice,

Becky

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  1. JVQualls | | #1

    I also hve one and the only other way to keep edges flat is to reform the side stitches to purl and that has to be done by hand. So either way it is time consuming. If you find another solution let me know, I would be very intereste.

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      Becky-book | | #2

      Dear Jackie,

      How many stitches need to be changed on each side? I had an inkling it might be something like that but wanted to hear it from some one who has done it before!

      Thanks,

      Becky

  2. Katina | | #3

    If you have a serger you could try serging the edges.

    Good luck!

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      Becky-book | | #4

      Thanks, I do have a serger.

      Becky

      1. Katina | | #5

        Glad to help.  It's worth experimenting with different threads/yarns in the loopers until you get a pleasing effect.  If you look at commercially produced baby blankets, you should get some ideas.  You might want to add a few extra stitches to the width to allow for the slight loss of fabric when serging.  Let us know how you get on.

        Good luck!

        1. JVQualls | | #6

          I would probably do at least 4 rows and see how that does.Good luckJackie

  3. designingal | | #7

    When my kids were small I made lots of blankets on my machine.  I remember making some that were in panels and I worked eyelets every few rows and then laced the panels together.  I also worked a cable along the edges and wove a chain stitch cord(in a contrasting color)through the cables, but I'm sure I did quite a bit of blocking to get things flat.  Sure wish I saved some of that stuff!  Another idea is to bind the edge with bias tape or put it on the hand knitting needles and work a little ribbing.  I doubt you will find a way that completely eliminates the dreaded roll.  Maybe just let it roll a little and work an edge stich by hand to hold the roll in place. 

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      Becky-book | | #8

      Thanks, I'll try some of those ideas... lots of friends expecting babies this fall!!

      Becky

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