2nd time around w/ pattern need suggestion to prevent curling

[FONT=Arial][SIZE=3]Last year, I knit a scarf using this pattern:[/SIZE][/FONT]
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[FONT=Arial][SIZE=3]Broken Rib Pattern: [/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Arial][SIZE=3]Row 1 (right side) – K1, *P1, K1; rep from *[/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Arial][SIZE=3]Row 2 – Purl[/SIZE][/FONT]
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[FONT=Arial][SIZE=3]I worked with two skeins of kettle dyed Malabrigo yarn alternating every two rows.[/SIZE][/FONT]

[FONT=Arial][SIZE=3]I loved the way it came out except for the fact that it curled badly even though I blocked it. [/SIZE][/FONT]
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[FONT=Arial][SIZE=3]I want to knit a new scarf with the same pattern, using Manos de Uruguay yarn, very similar to the Malabrigo. Can you suggest a way so it won’t curl?[/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Arial][SIZE=3] :knitting: [/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Arial][SIZE=3]Thanks![/SIZE][/FONT]

I suspect that it curled because all the knits are still on one side and all the purls are still on the other.

I’d suggest the Scrunchable scarf. It makes a beautiful, cushy scarf with no curling. It’s simple, too.

Cast on a multiple of 3 plus 2. The two are the edge stitches.

Slip the first stitch of each row, and knit the last stitch of each row.

In between, k2, p1 across on both sides.

You end up with a knit column, a seed stitch column and a purl column. It’s very pretty!

Thanks Ingrid. I’ll try that one and see how it looks. I really liked the one I made, I just hate how it is so curly now.
I’m glad to see you are still here. :woot: