I have a knitting club at school and I have a student who is having a problem- I told her that I would ask the smart people here because I can't figure it out!
Yesterday she brought be a tote bag she was knitting in the round. It was on a 24" circular needle and it was in a mobius. She has no idea how it got twisted. I messed with it and tried to un-twist it but was unable to. Finally I threaded the live stitches onto a piece of yarn to see if I could do anything with it off the needles. Nope, it's a mobius!
So I told her that I had no idea how it happened, assumed it was a freak accident and she started over. Today she comes back with a smaller project on 16" needles. She had knitted about 2" in the round and then noticed that it had twisted. She said that she hadn't noticed any twisting before that.
I have had my cast on and twisted the stitches before but usually by the time I get to the end of my first round it's very obvious that there's a problem. I told her to knit the first row plain and then join in the round, which she did on the second one. I also showed her how to make sure that all her stitches were facing the same way.
Any ideas? Tell me I'm not completely crazy!