Avoid The Twist!
We’ve all read the knitting pattern that instructs us to “join in the round but be careful not to twist your stitches.” Yes, avoid the twist!
How To Avoid The Twist
For years, whenever anyone would ask for tips on joining in the round, I suggested the same thing. Just knit a few rows flat before joining in the round. And then use the cast-on tail to sew up the few rounds. But there are a couple of ways I use.
I’ve been knitting a lot of items in-the-round lately. Mostly hats. Also gloves. And I’ve been using a different technique to join in the round.
So I figured I’d do a quick tutorial on three different ways to avoid the dreaded twist.
Three methods in under 10 minutes. And there are fast-forward links in comments to go to each of the methods.
I’m using the free pattern I just published for QueerJoe’s Simple Hat.
I quite like how it looks. Not sure how well it will sell, but one day I’ll get to see.