i'm a new knitter (and new here), so i've been followingdesigns from books so far. i went to make a scarf out of a book called "knit ponchos wraps & scarves" that's basically a st st scarf with a subtle slanting stripe appearance in the stitches created by purling diagonally one of every sixth stitch of a knit row, then purling the next row- basically this ends up as stockinette with a diagonal purl stripe but as soon as i've gotten a few inches into it it starts curling. the book has a pic showing a non-curling scarf but idon't understand how... looking through the book several other pieces are in stockinette and don't appear to curl. any idea why? i liked the design. i did use a synthetic blend rather than the silk/wool blend the pattern suggested. could this be why? thanks.
(heres a few lines of the pattern just to clarify:
1:(p1, k5) x5
3:K1, (P1, K5)x4, p1, k4.
5:K2, (P1, K5)x4, p1, k3.
any help appreciated. also, does fetting a wool scarf in st keep it from curling?