Top down sock knitting on dpn's - twisted knit stitch (PICS)

Apparently its normal to have issues with ones’ first sock but still I thought I had gotten past the hard part, ie. initial joining, and cuff. But no. My issue is this I am at the part where all I am suppose to do is knit, knit, knit for 3-4 inches.

BUT I’m having to take each stitch and turn it so that it doesn’t twist my knit stitch. If required, ie. if there is no fix let me know and I’ll rip it apart and start again for the 7th time.

So I need to know when knitting in rnds on dpns, how do I stop this??? How to I get my knitting to go normally. I knit in the English style. I’m kind of ADD’ish with knitting anyway but this is frustrating me to the point where I want to put all my knitting away.

Any assistance you can offer would be appreciated.



How are your needles positioned when you knit? I knit my socks using DPNs, and I know that if I don’t have the needles positioned just so, I could accidentally knit my stitches the wrong way, creating twisted stitches.

Can you post a picture?

Okay I’ve just taken a few pics, some top down and some with a zoom of the area I’ll be stitching next.

Hope that helps.

Hmmm…it does look like they are twisted. I’m stumped, just like you are. Of course, I still don’t quite understand all of the mechanics that go into stitch composition.

I think this calls for the knitting gurus. I’m sure someone will be able to help you better than me.

Sorry!! Good luck! I’ll be interested to read what the experts suggest.



Since you take great pictures, take a couple of pictures with you in the process of knitting. Maybe then we can determine exactly HOW the stitches are getting this way.

It looks like the stitches you are just knitted are twisted too.

you might be wrapping the yarn around the needle the wrong way.

I used your idea with the pictures and I’m not twisting my stitches any longer. I’m a very visual person so this method really worked for me. I didn’t see what I had been doing wrong but I’m doing it correctly now and that is all that matters.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I guess it was kind of like watching yourself knit. Hmmm…interesting!