When you knit a long piece, ie. scarf, strap, etc., does it go into the closet in a bag because it curled on the edges? It was supposed to be a gift, but won't lay flat when finished. Another FAILED PROJECT!! I'm making a 2" wide purse handle, and if I knit one row then purl the next, I end up with curled edges. I'm experimenting with knit two at the beginning and ending of each row, but alternating knit and purl for the rest. hmmm. I think it may work out!!
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