Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-24-2007, 12:10 AM   #1
hillers
Casting On
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: California
Posts: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
two strand knitting
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?

Thanks
Hilary
hillers is offline   Reply With Quote

 

This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 04-24-2007, 12:24 AM   #2
Hildegard_von_Knittin
2nd Sock, I Rock
 
Hildegard_von_Knittin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: dissertation research hell
Posts: 11,078
Thanks: 107
Thanked 205 Times in 172 Posts
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.
__________________
I'm back!
Hildegard_von_Knittin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2007, 01:11 AM   #3
suzeeq
Knit On!
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Montana
Posts: 27,765
Thanks: 160
Thanked 6,450 Times in 6,035 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to suzeeq
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.

sue
suzeeq is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2007, 10:15 AM   #4
redwitch
Working the Gusset
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: NZ
Posts: 1,350
Thanks: 1
Thanked 182 Times in 160 Posts
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?

Sarah
redwitch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2007, 11:02 AM   #5
SandraEllen
Working the Gusset
 
SandraEllen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Detroit area
Posts: 1,060
Thanks: 1
Thanked 21 Times in 20 Posts
yeah... i don't worry about them being twisted up either.
__________________
OTN:
Hourglass Sweater, Garter Stitch rib Socks, Saturday Market Bag, Sesame in Wool Ease - indefinitely on hold

Finished '07:
scrunchable scarf,kitty pi, ribbed hat for a newborn, garter stitch rib socks, grandma's favorite washcloths (3), monkey socks, FT clogs, Saturday Market Bag, Pomatomus
SandraEllen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2007, 06:20 PM   #6
hillers
Casting On
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: California
Posts: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
two strand knitting
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
Thanks all for the advice and patience with my problem!

Hilary
hillers is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
two strand knitting amala How-to Questions 1 10-24-2010 11:51 PM
Knitting with 1 strand cotton and 1 strand acrylic TexasMama How-to Questions 1 08-14-2009 08:05 PM
Help with Knitting Under Strand ljmwest How-to Questions 5 07-25-2009 08:48 PM
Knitting with more than one strand knitknitter How-to Questions 1 01-30-2007 11:16 AM
Knitting with more than one strand niffer General Knitting 3 01-09-2007 12:39 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:48 PM.