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This is a scarf I'm making as a gift, the two yarns are different weights so it's making weird stretches. Would a border around it help?

This is a scarf I'm making as a gift, the two yarns are different weights so it's making weird stretches. Would a border around it help?

topazlacee

I would use a larger hook for the light blue so everything stays the same size. Your other option is blocking it after adding a border.


kitttgonewild

Im already halfway through :( how do I block it?


topazlacee

Soak it in hot water, then stretch it, pin it in place, and let it dry. This will need to be done every time it gets washed, fyi.


kitttgonewild

Pin it to what?


topazlacee

You can buy interlocking foam pads specifically designed for this purpose, or use a bed or couch if you've got one that can be left untouched for 24 hrs while it dries. Just be aware that however it's pinned is how it's going to look when it's dry, so any spots where it's pulled out of line or bulgy looking will still be there when you unpin it.


Use-username

It doesn't look too bad to me! Yes you could definitely block it or add a border once it's finished.


kitttgonewild

Should I border it with the light or dark blue? I plan to do a single crochet border


Use-username

I think it would look best bordered with the dark blue! Another way of doing the border that would look really cool would be: border the dark blue with light blue, and the light blue with dark blue. That would be a pain though, because you'd have to keep switching yarns. Another idea is: you could do one row of one colour, and then a second row using the other colour.


kitttgonewild

Good ideas! I though about doing that the switching and I just might! Any suggestions for stitches?


Use-username

I think your idea of a single crochet border would work just fine!