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Old 12-08-2009, 11:37 PM   #1
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Knitting in the Round Problem
I started making a small bag - knitting in the round. I've gotten about 12 rows done and realized that my stitch got twisted and now my stitches aren't hanging straight all the way around. There is a twist in the middle! Is there a way to correct this without taking the whole thing out??
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Old 12-09-2009, 12:09 AM   #2
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Not really. You can rip back to the first round, put the sts on the needle and straighten them out then, leaving a twist in the joining sts. But since it's a hat, just start over.
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Old 12-09-2009, 01:00 AM   #3
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Since it's a bag - will it be seamed at the bottom? Will it be felted? I personally wouldn't worry too much about it for either of those cases with a bag. If it was a hat I'd start over.
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Old 12-09-2009, 02:31 AM   #4
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That kind of makes sense to me because as I get to the bottom and decrease my stitches it will go away, right? The bag I am making is like an upside down hat - It will have a rounded bottom and a drawstring closure at the top...

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Old 12-09-2009, 10:24 AM   #5
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I thought she meant her stitches were twisted around the needle, not just that A stitch was twisted, but I could have read it wrong.
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Old 12-09-2009, 11:25 AM   #6
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If your knitting is twisted in the round won't you end up with a mobius effect?
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Similar to a mobius, but not a true one, as there's a cast on edge and the edge on your needles, not a single edge.

So now I'm not sure what she means, all the sts are twisted around the needle, or just one stitch is twisted.
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Yeah, I'm not sure either, Sue.
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Old 12-09-2009, 03:03 PM   #9
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Yes ! that is exactly what has happened - the mobius effect - although it's not intentional!! Do I start over or will it go away? As I round out the bottom by decreasing my stitches will it diminish or just end up a bigger problem?
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If you've truly twisted the cast on then there is nothing that will make it go away short of starting over. One way to avoid a twisted cast on is to knit a few rows flat and then join. It's easier to keep the stitches straight that way.
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