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Old 04-24-2007, 12:10 AM   #1
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Two strand knitting. I'm knitting with two strands of wool at the same time and they keep geting twisted around each other. I tried putting each in a separate plastic ziplock bag but when the yarn comes out and I start knitting they get twisted around each other as i knit. How can I stop this happening?

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Old 04-24-2007, 12:24 AM   #2
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Are you doing two colors on the same row (like fair isle) or are you using a doubled strand of the same yarn?

For the first scenerio, make sure you always carry one yarn on the top, and the other on the bottom; if you do this with only a little slack between the knitting and the yarn ball they won't twist.

For the second senerio, the easiest way to do it is to wind them both together into one ball. You can do it with a ball winder or just follow Amy's demonstration at the bottom of this page . Thhis will require you to either cut the yarn, wind a new ball, and eave in more ends, or if you only have a few rows done it might be worth it to frog and start over.
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If you're doing two strands together it's nearly impossible to keep them separate on the stitch as wrapping around the needle is what twists them. It doesn't matter; you really can't tell when you're done with it.

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I don't think you can easily keep them from twisting, but the easiest way to untwist things is to let them do it themselves. Lift up either the knitting or the balls of wool and let them hang while they untangle whenever they start to bother you. I'm not entirely clear though on what problem the twisting is causing for you? Why do you need them apart?

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yeah... i don't worry about them being twisted up either.
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The prob is that when they get twisted it takes a long time to untwist the strands to continue knitting. Also I thought that if you knit them twisted then sometimes the darker color takes over and it's harder to see the lighter color
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