Do you remember when you were a child and someone told you not to do something, when prior to being told you hadn’t even thought about doing it? However, once you’d been told Don’t do it! you were irresistibly drawn to doing it? Well, I seem to be playing a subconscious version of that game with my knitting.
Up until recently I never gave much thought to casting on and knitting the first few rounds on a circular needle. However, not so long ago, I used a pattern that told me Be careful not to twist the knitting when I join the two ends. Twice since then I’ve cast on in then round. Twice I’ve carefully looked at what I’m doing. Twice I’ve heard the voice from that pattern saying, DON’T twist the knitting! Twice I’ve though I’ve not twisted it. Twice I’ve knitted on to find a row or two on that I’ve twisted it!
Is my subconscious doing it on purpose, just because I’ve been told not to?
Was there some knack to not twisting that I formally had and have now lost?
Are there any tricks help stop twisting your knitting when you join it on a circular needle?
Any thoughts? 🙂