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Topic: Knitting in the round - accidental mobius strip?  (Read 1267 times)
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« on: March 21, 2009 01:00:14 PM »

So, I'm knitting in the round for the first time, and something has gone ...strange. I think I must have twisted the cast-on row before I joined it, because now it's twisted in a way I can't untwist. It almost looks like a mobius strip. Has this happened to anyone else? Is there any way to fix it besides frogging back to the join?

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« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2009 01:54:47 PM »

This happens to plenty of knitters and it's not quite a mobius - it still has 2 edges. You can rip out to the first row, put the sts on the needles and make sure it's straight. Or start over again.

« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2009 11:28:14 AM »

Oh! I pity you. This happened to me the first time I knit on circular needles...I had no idea that you had to keep the stitches straight when you joined. I was working on a sweater for my boyfriend and was almost 6 inches in when I realized I must've done something wrong and had to rip the whole thing out  Cry  As far as I know, you've just gotta start over and use it as a learning experience. I hope you're not as far along as I was!!!

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