Seriously, cardigan? Just ten rounds in? That’s when you want to start fighting?
Here’s what happened. I cast on 301 stitches. And I joined in the round, being very, very careful not to twist. I checked three times. No twist at any time. Happy and content, I proceeded to work my way around. Now, keep in mind that there was no twist in the cast on row, I swear. However, after Round Ten, I noticed a distinct turn and a half in my knitting. You can imagine my shock, especially having been so careful as to check multiple times before and after joining in the round.
There was nothing for it. I had to rip the whole thing out. Oh, it was mad about it. It threw a hissy-fit about being frogged; tangling, sticking together, trying to grow extra ends to confuse me. It took me almost an hour to untangle and re-ball that yarn. Grrrrr.
This does not bode particularly well for the rest of the project. Especially since when I cast on again and knit a few rows, I had another twist! What is going on here?! Is there no way to join without twisting in this mixed up world? How many times do I have to check the cast on to make sure that it’s not twisted?
I’m warning you, cardigan. You’d better start knitting straight or I’ll felt you into nothingness, superwash or not.