Twisted

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MargaretG wrote
on Jun 2, 2008 6:34 PM

Hi-

Is there any way I can FIX a twist on circular needles-----------besides ripping the whole thing out??????

Thanks

M

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JulesG wrote
on Jun 3, 2008 3:58 AM

 Have you tried taking another circular needle and transferring the stitches from one needle to the other and correcting the twist while doing so?

That's what I did last night.

 

Or are you atalking about a project knit in the round?

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MargaretG wrote
on Jun 3, 2008 8:12 AM

Yes, Jules, it is knit in the round.......attached next row after cast-on!!!!!!!!

THANKS

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Jody wrote
on Jun 3, 2008 8:37 AM

 I had this happen to me before (I think we all have!) and I remember being told that I would need to rip it all out and start over. I don't think that there's any other way to fix it if you're knitting in the round. Hopefully you haven't knit too many rows!

 

Jody

 

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JulesG wrote
on Jun 3, 2008 11:00 AM

 That's a bummer!

Well, if it were a pair of socks and I had that twist right in the first row I would just go on and ignore it until I have finished. In most cases you don't really see it after it's finished. But I am talking about socks right now. I'm not so sure about how it might look in a sweater.

I just hope you don't have to rip open most of your work.

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on Jun 3, 2008 2:15 PM

There is the ugly way and the pretty way.

Frogging is the pretty way. You aren't alone. The question is, will you ever wear this if you do the "quick-fix?" Remember, its only yarn. This is just like childhood: you get a "do-over."

Quick-Fix: If the yarn isn't expensive, you can finish, cut and sew on the sewing machine. The by-product will be a seam that will irritate. It will take several zig-zag stitches and a surger to do it. If you mess up here, there is no turning back. This is a better technique to use on sweaters.


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JulesG wrote
on Jun 4, 2008 4:56 AM

 Denise, I didn't know that. Thanks! I might need to use that one day.

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on Jun 4, 2008 3:45 PM

I just finished the "Fountain Hat" from Knitting Daily. I didn't like my K2tog. Silly me went in the wrong way and had a raised combine for the entire hat. Everyone has a brainfart.

After a few choice words (and a few disillusions gone), I frogged the hat and am starting again. I handspun the yarn and I want it to look good.

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