I feel like a loser for even asking this after having read five and a half pages of people asking the same question, but:
I've only been knitting for a year (not even). I'm working on a scarf in merino wool that's done in stockinette (except for three rows of garter on either end and then like a reverse stockinette row or whatever for accent just after it) and it is curling soooo badly.
I've done two other scarves recently in stockinette, but with the reverse row for a little accent texture repeating at frequent intervals and the curling was actually endearing in those scarves.
So on this one I've got about 22 stitches and it's about 2/3s done and I don't want to pull back and start all over even though I know I should have right away as soon as it started to curl, but what's done is done.
So my question, redundant though it may be, is: Is there some way that I can crochet a border on it to make it stop curling? Or, considering that I don't know how to crochet and would have to learn or ask my mom to do it for me: Is there a way to knit a border on that someone could describe to me in detail?
Also someone recommended to me that I could hang the scarf over a teakettle and steam it flat? Would this work or just ruin the scarf?
I'm desperate and beating a dead horse, I know, but I would appreciate any advice someone could give me.