Friday, June 16, 2006
Kimono Question about Rolling Edge
Hello everyone, Thanks for letting me join your KAL. I just love the book and can not wait to start on other projects. I am currently doing the Kimono which I dearly love. I was inspired by NotScarlet with the cute short sleeves and the color. I decided to make one just as the pattern says... go figure the one time I actually decided to follow something I get confused. I love the look of everyones added trims and and different edgings and eyelet rows. I want to try this but since I am fairly new to knitting baby close I have a question please~
Here is my question: I have noticed that several of the Kimonos have a straight edge along the side where the ties are to be placed and other have made the diagonal edge all the way to the bottom edge. How do you get a straight edge that does not roll? With the Increase edge it stops the rolling but when you go the stockingnet stitch rows with out increase the edge starts to roll. Does anyone havea trick for this?
Since your kimono is almost done, you might consider picking up sts along the hem edges and knitting or crocheting a border. The other option would be to sew a decorative band of fabric or ribbon to the edges. Decorative fabric used to make matching pants would be really cute . . .
I'm almost done with another modified kimono and just finished a different one last night...both are stockinette and both are rolling. I've got plans to fix that though with some trim/decorative edging.
One of my friends used a crocheted scalloped edge.