We are sad to announce (here and on the Twist issue’s extra page) that we made a mistake. A big mistake. Through no fault of the author, in the issue about twist, in the photos in article about measuring twist angle — we totally did it wrong.
See, you’re supposed to line your yarn up with 0 (zero) degrees. As you can see in the magazine on the paper twist guide behind the purple one, 0 (zero) degrees is often in the middle of the twist guide. But not always. On this purple one, it’s the horizontal line at the bottom. And that’s where our trouble began.
Yep, we lined up our yarn with the mid-line. In this case, the midline is 90 degrees! Not 0 (zero)! Which made the twist angle we reported INSANE! Seriously, a 75 degree angle of twist – that’d be something wouldn’t it? Fishing line socks, anyone — they exfoliate and never wear out!
Above is how, for this particular twist gauge, we should have aligned the yarn, along the bottom, like a yarny horizon. But we didn’t do it that way and we’re very very sorry.