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Old 02-08-2008, 10:52 AM   #1
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twisting in the round
I am knitting on dpns and have realized about 8inches down that my work is begining to twist. How can I fix it and prevent this from happening in the future?

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Old 02-08-2008, 11:15 AM   #2
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The only way to fix it is to take it out. You may be able to go down to the first round, undo a couple of sts at then end of the round, then untwist, but it may be eaiser to just start over.
When you cast on, spread the sts out so you can tell how they're laying and make sure they're all facing the same direction. This page shows how the sts should look http://www.knitpicks.com/content/ind...-in-the-round/
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What do you mean by twist? Is it curling or have you been knitting it twisted? When you look at your needles does your work hang straight or is it twisted? If you've knitted it twisted then you have to frog it.
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What do you mean by twist? Is it curling or have you been knitting it twisted? When you look at your needles does your work hang straight or is it twisted? .
When I look at it hanging down, and I follow a stitch up, for example, it starts to wrap around the piece. It's not extreme, as some other projects I attempted, but it is starting to turn a little when it hangs.
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So it's not the sts twisted around the needle?
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no, i guess not. What's happening is that the entire work is twisting as it hangs.
I had this happen with a scarf a few months ago, and when it was done the middle part of the scarf that was done on circulars did not lay flat with the rest of the scarf.

I'm knitting Tubey sweater from Knitty. So i started the back piece fine, and got about 8in down on the first sleeve and noticed it starting to turn as it hangs. What I mean is that when I follow a stitch from where I started knitting in the round and go up the sleeve, it starts to curve around the sleeve. (i thought this is what patterns refered to as twisting...)

does this mean i have to remove and start over?
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Your yarn could be biasing, that happens with some - what are you using? The other could be you're knitting your stitches through the back loop. Do your knit sts look like Vs where the lower points are crossed, or more like upside down Us?
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Old 02-08-2008, 11:54 AM   #8
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Your yarn could be biasing, that happens with some - what are you using? The other could be you're knitting your stitches through the back loop. Do your knit sts look like Vs where the lower points are crossed, or more like upside down Us?
What is biasing?

I'm using Debbie Bliss cashmerino aran. The sts look like V's where the points cross.
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It's how it's spun. There are 2 ways to twist it, and sometimes how you twist the yarn as you knit increases the `pull' of the twist in one direction. I wish I could find some pictures, but when you knit the sts look like |/ or \| instead of Vs. I guess that's not it.

Okay, here's the article I was looking for... www.knitty.com/issuefall05/FEATwhyply.html

One more thing.... do you knit like this? http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter02/images/tbl.jpg
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OH!! that makes sense. That article actually has a picture of how the yarn is knitting up in the round (the bottom one is pretty close).
Does this mean that i dont need to frog it?
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