Ques re: slipping stitches to make a tidy chainlike edge
I have a question about a handtowel I have been making. I think this link will take you to a photo of it:
The pattern has me slipping the first stitch of each row for a tidy edge. The problem is that doing so has made the edges curl in drastically. I finished the towel, hung it in my kitchen, and was dismayed to see that it curled itself into a skinny tube!
So, I frogged the entire top part where the hanging strap is. My first thought was to alter the top so that the strap is wider, and the decreases to the strap are less drastic. I thought that maybe doing that would "relax" the towel a bit, and enable it to hang flatter.
But, I think a big problem is the curled edges of the slipped stitches. Slipped stitches curl inward, don't they? (I might be wrong about this.) I have made ribbed scarves (where I just knitted the first stitch in each row) that lie completely flat.
If the slipped stitches are the main cause of the curling, is there anything I can do to fix it? Is it possible for me to undo the entire edge, and then convert all those sipped stitches to regular knitted stitches (sort of like when you need to pick up a stitch that is many rows below your work)??
I'll add a regular link to the towel, in case the image link above doesn't work.
Here is a link that might be useful: Super cute retro style towel that curls into a skinny tube when I hang it