How do I back a scarf with fleece?

I’m a new member, and relatively new knitter. These forums have been so helpful!

I, like so many others, knitted a scarf in what turned out to be a variation on stockinette. :frowning: It’s actually called “grating stitch” and I think it looks pretty cool, but the curling effects are the same as stockinette, so I have a long tube.

I have read through all the other posts on curling, and would like to follow the suggestion of one poster to back the scarf with polar fleece. But, how do I do this? With a sewing machine? Using some sort of edging stitch with my yarn needle? Won’t it pucker in the middle, where it is not attached? Or should I pick up some stitches down the middle of the scarf, as in a hand-knotted quilt?

Any suggestions would be most appreciated!

Actually its really easy! I would hand sew it though.

From Knitty Gritty:
Cut fabric to measure 30-1/2"x31-1/2".
2. If you have a serger, serge the edges. (This step is optional but not required.)
3. Fold under fabric edges 1/2" all the way around and press.
4. Pin the fabric to the wrong side of the blanket and hand-stitch in place.

Would work the same with your scarf, I wouldn’t use a serger on the material. Ironing the edges works just as well.

Thanks! I am trying it, and it appears to be working out fine. :smiley: