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Old 12-07-2006, 07:09 AM   #1
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twisted loop increase
I am working on my certification thru The Knitting Guild of America and am making a mitten and it calls for a twisted loop increase with an extra twist to fill the gap where the thumb and mitten join. I don't quite know how that is done can anyone help?

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Old 12-07-2006, 08:36 AM   #2
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I've not come across that particular increase.

Have you tried posting your question to the TKGA forums?

They have a board there dedicated to answering questions about all aspects and techniques of all the levels plus at least one of the judges posts there regularly.
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Old 12-07-2006, 08:44 AM   #3
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According to this page, it sounds like the same thing that Amy calls M1A, i.e., backwards loop increase.
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Old 12-10-2006, 07:27 AM   #4
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Thank you for your help. Actually went to TKGA forum first before posting here I think I have figured it out, but thanks again for the help. Tamie
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Tamie,

I, too, am working on the mitten for level 2. What did you find out?
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Old 04-19-2010, 07:06 PM   #6
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In Knitting Without Tears by Elizabeth Zimmermann she talks about a loop cast on page 20. It is pictured there and is more like the M1T that Amy shows in her increases. Then she adds, "If you can train yourself to twist the loop (EZ italics) before putting it on the needle, it is a great improvement, and may perhaps find yourself using this version frequently."

I found that the picture of that technique which she called Twisted Loop Casting-on is not made by doing the M1T though, but a M1A (which is to fold the yarn back on itself so the the yarn going to the skein is in back). Then with that e-loop formed, instead of putting it on the needle the most direct way(like the M1A), to twist it toward the RH needle tip and when the next opportunity comes to put in on the RH needle tip, put it on. If you try to twist it the wrong direction it will all come apart, so it is self correcting.

I think this is what your directions are talking about. I can probably get DH to take a picture of how this looks if anyone needs it.
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