Hi! I’m doing a simple cast on. It’s the super basic one where you make a slip knot and then simply make a loop, place it on the needle and then pull the working yarn to tighten.
My problem is that every time I cast on like this (I’m a beginner so it’s the only way I can cast on at the moment), it starts to untwist the yarn so that instead of having a stitch on the needle that looks like 1 strand of 3/4 ply yarn, you can see all 3/4 plies (no idea if that’s the correct way to say this) separately. It starts to untwists like this after roughly every 3 stitches that I cast on and if I don’t pick up the ball of yarn and turn it around to wind the 3/4 plies of the yarn back up, it continues to stay untwisted and looks awful. It also makes it harder to knit once I have finished casting on because I have to make sure I catch all 3/4 plies of each stitch since they are now separated.
I know that I can just pick up the ball of yarn and turn it around every few stitches to wind the 3/4 plies of the yarn back up but that takes FOREVER. I also can’t do this if I am knitting with yarn double and am using yarn from the inside of the ball and the outside of the same ball to get my 2 strands of yarn because it twists them up.
Is there any reason this might be happening and is there anything I can do to stop it other than twisting the ball cause this doesn’t work for yarn double?