How to Flatten Knitting Curling

When you complete a knitting project, joy and satisfaction will be literally endless. But sometimes, a little imperfection can ruin all these satisfactions with a blink of eyes. That’s why you should follow the exact techniques and pay proper attention while you are stitching. Curly edges are one of those common imperfections that most home-knitted garments face. But if you know the exact techniques, it can be fixed easily without any stress. So, do you know how to flatten a knitting curling? Don’t worry; I am here to help you out. In this article, I have prepared some easy-to-follow steps that are gonna make the edges flatten without any stress. So, let’s have a look at them.

Things You Will Need

  1. Blocking board
  2. Spray bottle
  3. Water
  4. Blocking wires or pins

How to Flatten Knitting Curling

If you have got all of the required items stated in the above list, concentrate on the steps below.

Step 1: First of all, you have to spread your garment out. You can use a blocking board for this. Take your stockinette stitch and put the wrong side up. In this case, all other projects should be right side up. Now arrange the garment according to its shape and measurements you have intended to keep when the project is finished.

 Step 2: Once you do that, take your blocking board and pin the edges to it. Make sure to keep a few inches of space between them. If you notice that some edges are rolling inside the pins, you can add some more to hold it straight. The pins can increase the risk of puckering at some spots. If you want to reduce that, you can also do the job done with the thread blocking wires in the same way.

Step 3: Now, take the spray bottle and start spraying water alongside the edges. Mark the places where it rolls and saturate that fabric area properly.

Step 4: Next, use your hand to smooth and arrange the garment where you want it to be flattened. Make sure to do this carefully and evenly.

Step 5:  Okay, check if you have saturated the edges properly or not. If everything is okay, leave the project and don’t pick it up from your blocking board until it becomes dry completely. It may require some days (generally two or three days) to dry properly. Once you reach the desired dryness, unpin the garment or remove the blocking wires. That’s it; your curly knitting will become flatten just as you wished it to have.

Hopefully, you have understood the process. If you got any questions, ask me through the comment section below. I am eagerly waiting to hear from you.

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