Correctly-Mounted vs. Twisted Stitches

Whoops! A bunch of stitches just slipped off the end of the needle. You got them back on the needle, but are they twisted now? Here’s how to tell, and a couple of ways of correcting the twisted stitches.

Information on things you’ll see in this video:

The super big sample I’m using is knit with roving. Similar products can be found here.

The size US 35/19mm needles I’m using are Chiaogoo wood needles.

The sweater on the mannequin is my Zasio Sweater Coat, pattern + video tutorial.

The sweater I’m wearing is the Featherweight Cardigan.
I knit mine using Malabrigo Lace.

The nail color I’m wearing is by Essie, color “Go Overboard”.

The animation at the very end of the video is by TJ Morris of Toonicatures.

11 comments on “Correctly-Mounted vs. Twisted Stitches

  1. Hi Staci. What happens if we knit/purl the stiches mounted incorrectly? I may have done this a few times in my knitting without realizing it, and I don’t remember noticing anything different. Maybe that’s because I was looking through my inexperienced eyes.
    Thanks for the video, it is very helpful. Now I will be able to spot the difference on my stitches.

  2. Hi Manisha – if you don’t correct? the stitch, that stitch will look different from the others, and stand out (especially in stockinette). It will just look twisted – either “popping” out of the work more than the others, or having a more prominent left or right leg of the V.

    S t a c i

  3. Hi Staci! Thanks for a great video – loved the tip of knitting tbl. It made correcting the stitches so much faster and easier!

  4. Hi Staci
    I’m knitting an infinity scarf on circular needles using knit stitches only. My stitches all feel twisted. I’ve knitted 5 rows and don’t want to rip them out and start again. Is there a quick fix for this?

  5. Mara – no, there is no quick fix. But you’ve only knit five rows…I think it’s good that you caught the problem so early in the scarf!
    S t a c i

  6. I enjoy your videos very much. You explain in a clear manner and have a good sense of humor to go with it. Thanks again and keep them coming.

  7. Hi Staci
    Iā€™m knitting an horizontal ribbed scarf on circular needles using 5 rounds knit stitches and 5 of purl stitches. After the first round of each 5 round set my stitches all feel twisted. Iā€™ am a continental knitter. Is there a way to fix this?

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