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Mary12
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Posted - 04/03/2009 :  04:54:58 AM  Show Profile Send Mary12 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm knitting on the bamboo circular needles with Vanna's choice yarn. The yarn keeps twisting. Is there a technique used to stop the twisting? I tried for hours last night no success, it keeps twisting. Please help I'm getting so frustrated.

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Posted - 04/03/2009 :  05:42:49 AM  Show Profile  Visit LJ's Homepage Send LJ a Private Message  Reply with Quote
To help stop the twisting, when you turn your knitting to begin the next row, turn it in the opposite direction that you did on the row before.

Hope that makes sense.

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knitz2
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Posted - 04/03/2009 :  05:50:16 AM  Show Profile  Visit knitz2's Homepage Send knitz2 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
what is it that is twisting? the "working" yarn leading from the ball to the needles? or the section of fresh knitting on the cable of the circular needle?

If it is the fresh knitting on the cable, it is not the yarn's fault but the fact the cable is trying to hold the shape it was in while in the package. to avoid this, before beginning to knit, run your hot water until is it as hot as it gets then either run a couple inches into the sink or into a large cooking pot and dunk the cable part of the needle into the hot water for 30-60 seconds. when the cable is warm, it will relax so lift it out of the water and use a paper towel or soft kitchen towel to run down the length and pull it out straight; hold it straight while the cable cools and you should be in good shape to knit with an un-kinky cable. in the event your water heater is set so the water doesn't get very hot, you could heat some in the microwave or on the stove top -- boiling won't usually hurt a needle but it really doesn't need to be nearly that hot to do the trick.

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Mary12
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Posted - 04/03/2009 :  07:17:29 AM  Show Profile Send Mary12 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks it's the fresh knitting on the cable and I am using a new needle. I will try straightening the cable out as you described.
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Margie
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Posted - 04/10/2009 :  9:42:58 PM  Show Profile Send Margie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
If straightening the needle doesn't work, you can do two rows back and forth, then join and have a tiny, short, who will notice seam.

I did that once as it was the only thing that worked.


Margie and Mimi (my hearing dog who doesn't knit -- yet)


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