Hat help needed

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Hat help needed

I am knitting a hat for the first time. I am using circular needles and after about an inch or so my yarn seems to be rotating into the circle. THis is causing my stitch to be reversed. It's suppose to look like stockinette and it looks like garter. I seem to have a hard time keeping it from doing this while holding the working yarn....GGGGRRRRRR...any tips?

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Hmmm,

I'm having a hard time picturing what you are describing. I do know that one thing that a lot of patterns with circular needles do say is to make sure the stitches don't get 'twisted' on the needles. I think if you can keep them upright for a couple of rounds, then they can't get mis-aligned easily after that....but from what you describ, i'm not sure that this is the problem.

Can you take a picture?

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I have decided to rip it all out. It's like I started knitting inside out after 14 rounds! OMG how discouraging!

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Thats too bad! I hate ripping out. I try to tell myself "Its all part of the experience"

LOL, oddly enough, it doesn't really help me feel better about it much Smile

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I can't really picture what you're saying either. Just make sure they're not twisted. I think after the first 2 rounds you don't have to worry about it. Also, when you knit every stitch in the round it naturally gets a "rolled brim" look to it. Is that what you are talking about?

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"dreamer1980" wrote:

I have decided to rip it all out. It's like I started knitting inside out after 14 rounds! OMG how discouraging!

It sounds like you started knitting on the backside. Some people knit in the round by knitting on the inside of the "circle" created by the needles instead of the outside. This looks like reverse stockinette (or inside out stockinette). It's possible that's what you did.

I've tried knitting garter stitch in the round recently (on purpose) and it's a pain in the butt because you have to switch between knitting and purling each round.

I hope your second try is going much easier.

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I think thats what happened. I think that when I picked up the knitting the second day it was inside out...ggggrrrr. I am getting ready to try it again today. I had to leave it alone for a few days...hahaha.

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I've only knit hats on DPNs, but every time I pick up my knitting, I have to re-orient myself on where I need to hold the active knitting. Crazy Aunt Purl had something about this...let me find it.

Here it is (step 8):

http://www.crazyauntpurl.com/archives/2005/06/easy_rollbrim_k_1.php