I’ve done it and I suspect you have too – you joined the two sides and created a twist in the process.
Well, here’s a way to keep those edges straight so they’re not twisted.
What Can I Use for the Straightener?
You need to be able to pin through it. And, it shouldn’t be inflexible since it needs to go onto the entire cast on, including curving the cable so you can join it.
I’ve used several pieces of paper here. You could also use a lace edging. Either way, I’d suggest it be at least an inch wide.
How to Avoid the Twist
Step 1: Cast On the regular way
Any way will work here, so just use the cast on that you want to use and get all the loops on the needle.
Step 2: Straighten it out as best you can.
This step isn’t completely necessary, but it does make the next step easier.
This is just a sampling of what’s in our STEAM PDF
About the Instructor: Jody Richards
Jody is the founder and lead editor of Knotions. She loves poring over stitch dictionaries and trying out new stitches. And while she likes all things crafting (well ok, except that one thing), yarn crafts are her true love (and she has the stash to prove it).
She’s a serial starter-of-projects and has a serious problem with finishing things without a deadline.
And don’t get her talking about hand-dyed yarns. You’ve been warned.