Fair Isle tangling

So I’m knitting Isle with two colors. When the floats get too long and I have to secure it by putting it over the color I’m working with, the two strands get twisted together. And overtime this has been getting worse and worse and worse. How do I stop this from happening and how do I get rid of the tangled spun mess I have now?

You can alternate the way you twist clock wise then anti clock wise next time. Or you can keep your yarn in a container that you pick up and turn about to untwist the yarns.

This is the Philosopher’s wool method of wrapping floats:

I haven’t tried this method myself but certainly Arne & Carlos do fabulous colorwork. I do use their method of untwisting by letting the project dangle when I get into a mess.

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