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Old 09-08-2006, 08:23 AM   #1
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I am knitting my first hat on circular needles and have noticed that my stitches are twisted after knitting 20 rows. Is there anything I can do to fix it or do I have to take it all out and start over?
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Old 09-08-2006, 03:56 PM   #2
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You can either start over, or finish it with twisted stitches and call it "twisted stitch hat."
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Old 09-08-2006, 04:08 PM   #3
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Er...what does a twisted stitch look like? I'm knitting my first in-the-round project and they all say "be careful not to twist stitches" but I don't know what they look like, so I can't fix them if they happen.
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Old 09-08-2006, 04:13 PM   #4
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There is a difference between twisting the individual stitches (which happens if you knit them through the back loop), and when it says 'being careful not to twist' when knitting in the round. In that case it is referring to making sure that all of your cast on stitches are facing the same way, not twisted around the needle at any point, before starting to knit in the round. If that ever happens there is no way to fix it aside from ripping it apart and starting over again.

Emerybourne, now I'm wondering which of the above you meant when you posted your question? When I originally read it I would have answered the same way that Ingrid did, but now I'm wondering if you meant that your cast on got twisted before you started knitting and now it's not forming a perfect tube like it should?
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Old 09-08-2006, 04:30 PM   #5
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It never occurred to me that that's what you could have meant. If the knitting itself is wrapped around the needle funny, then, no, you can't save it.
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