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« on: October 22, 2007 01:35:44 PM »

Okay. So I am making my first hat on round needles. I have never done a project on them before, so im not sure if i am doing it correctly. I am knitting like i regularly do, but its a little twisted.


i thought if i finished it, it would untwist, but i dont want to put hard work into it if i had to take it out anyway. If you have any suggestions, PLEASE comment!
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« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2007 02:04:10 PM »

It looks like it got twisted at the beginning and now it has grown into a mobius. The only way to fix it is frog it and start over. I'm so sorry.  Embarrassed What oftentimes happens is that when you've cast on and go to join to work in the round, that cast on row twists around the needle and most times you won't notice it until you're about halfway finished.

If you're using the loop cast-on method, try the long tail or knit cast on. The loop cast on is extremely tricky, even for many seasoned circular knitters because it tends to deceptively twist around the circular needle cable without you noticing it.

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« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2007 02:05:34 PM »

When you joined your knitting (closed the circle) your cast on stitches were twisted on the needle.  At this point you are going to have to rip it out.  When you cast on and join again, make sure to check your stitches and that all stitches are facing the same way, likewise with the cable of the needle, it looked a bit twisty itself.  You may want to lay it down and make a circle, check that all of the stitches face outward and the cast on faces inward.

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« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2007 09:41:50 PM »

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« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2007 08:48:55 PM »

If you're really feeling adventurous, you don't *have* to start over.  What you could do is knit to the beginning of your round, take a deep breath, cut up the tube, untwist it, and sew it back together.  I had to do this once on a sweater I was knitting in the round because I reeeeeeally didn't feel like re-knitting a foot of sweater.  It's a little nerve-wracking, just depends on how brave you're feeling.

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« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2007 09:00:39 PM »

You could also unknit it back to the first round, then a couple more sts at the end of the round, untwist the join and go on. Saves having to CO and do the whole first round again...

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