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Old 06-10-2007, 08:58 AM   #1
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Twisted Stitches
I've been knitting an afghan for a little while now after learing how to knit about 9 months ago. At any rate, somewhere along the way I was taught incorrectly & I recently learned that I have been twisting my stitches. Since then, I know the "correct" way to do a knit stitch. Here's my question...the afghan is made up of 5 panels and I'm half way through the 4th panel. Will it make a huge difference if I switch to untwisted stitches at this point in the game or should i continue knitting the same way I have been?

I'm so frustrated because I got this far & now I found out it's all wrong. can someone please help me? Thanks in advance!

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Old 06-10-2007, 10:04 AM   #2
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It's not 'wrong' exactly. Instead of doing 'regular' knitting, you used twisted stitches. There are patterns that have you twist your stitches, though most don't.

I'd finish the way you started, or you will see a difference in appearance and gauge, and call it your 'twist' on the pattern as written. (insert groan):rofling:
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It will be noticeable if you switch now, and may not have the same gauge - twisted stitches are often tighter. It's okay to finish up with the twisted sts; next time you can start out untwisted from the start.

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