Not Much to Report

I don't have much to report today.

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Progress on the sweater is good. Boston being as warm and sunny as it is, I think that I'll see some outside KIPing around lunchtime.

I was happy to read that many of you thought the whole rubber-band-round-the-yarn thing was a clever idea. At first I thought that perhaps I was a little late to the party with that one. Perhaps that's how all of you have always managed your ribbon yarn.

The twist in the ribbon yarn does not come from the unwinding from the ball. It comes from the knitting. As you grab the yarn with your needles, a twist occurs. This is unnoticeable in a spun yarn, but because you want the ribbon yarn to remain flat, it's important to manage the twisting. I haven't found that a center-pull ball eliminates the twisting. Has anyone else?

 

I always re roll the balls for some reason it seems to keep the knots and the problem of twisting to occur. BUT I do always keep a long strand off the ball when I knit and I have no issues with twising! Good luck with the rest I can hardly wait to see it done! L

I've never managed to keep ribbon yarn from twisting, either by center pull balls or just plain old rolled up balls. I do the same as lefty, though, and keep a ridiculously long strand of working yarn out at all times.

It would be great if someone could figure out how to wind ribbon so it won't twist. I just keep untwisting every few rows.The really long strand makes sense.

It would be great if someone could figure out how to wind ribbon so it won't twist. I just keep untwisting every few rows.The really long strand makes sense.

I've decided to become very zen about twisty ribbon: if it wants to twist, let it twist! I honestly cannot tell the difference in the knitted fabric...

I must concur with Veronique, the twist doesn't show. I do however untwist it every so often because it's fun to watch...

I've used the Tess microfiber ribbon a few times and wind that into balls and put it into a baggie with the corner cut off and pull it out of there. That keeps it contained too.

I wrap the yarn around my left index finger (continental knitter here) and it generally doesn't twist too much, but like Veronique, I'm a little zen with it. Sometimes it just needs to be twisted (don't we all once in a while).

I wrap the yarn around my left index finger (continental knitter here) and it generally doesn't twist too much, but like Veronique, I'm a little zen with it. Sometimes it just needs to be twisted (don't we all once in a while).

 

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