Why does my knitting not look like the pattern?
Sometimes having a pattern not come out right is the result of not understanding the directions. Sometimes knitters use different abbreviations for different things, so check the top of the pattern for a key to abbreviations and make sure you’re doing what the pattern wants you to do.
How do you flatten curls in knitting?
Spray a linen towel or dishcloth with water until it is quite damp, and lay the towel on top of the scarf. Then press the fabric with a steam iron on a high setting (never press directly onto a knitted piece with a hot iron). The heat and steam will stretch the yarn somewhat, relaxing the tension that leads to curling.
Should I slip the first stitch in knitting?
Slipping the first or last stitch of every row is the secret to creating a neat edge when knitting! Patterns usually call for a slip stitch in the first or last stitch of the row. This is to create an even edge on the finished garment.