Untwist Machine for Two Skeins
A thousand years ago I recall a "handmade" wooden thing at a yarn shop that when you put two balls of yarn on it, one on each revolving peg, that, when you knitted the two yarns together on a needle or hook, it kept them separate and independently not twisted by rolling them around a center dowel that was askew from the bottom wooden platform. Some physics principal was involved, I'm sure, but not included in the $25 price tag in 1960-something, which I could ill afford at the time. Now, I am in great need of such a device, since I am making 11 afghans with double strands of yarn, one for each of my grandchildren. About 20 stitches in I have to unravel the twists (because of the way I knit continental/crochet and each stitch that twists them). Did I just dream of such a thing?