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I'm having trouble with edges curling on some clothes I've knnitted for 18" dolls.  Any suggestions?  I'll look up "blocking", as I've forgotten how to do that.  The items are knitted with fingering yarn.


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Comment by Mary Lou Pearsall on July 5, 2012 at 10:55am

Thanks Jenny-


Yeah, the items that don't have stockinette at the bottom of the skirt and sleeves are fine.  One nice little dress, especially, needs help.  Funny, I've been knitting all kinds of things since I was a teenager, and that was a   l.o.n.g.   time ago.  I don't think I've had this problem before.  I'm using two books from House of White Birches, for 18" dolls.  A lot of cute things!

Comment by Jenny on July 5, 2012 at 10:34am

Are the doll clothes knit in stockinette stitch? That tends to curl up naturally, but blocking can help a bit. The only thing to combat curling edges is to make sure to knit some sort of edging in a stitch that tends to lay flat - like garter stitch or seed stitch.

hope that helps!

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