This is actually post script to my last post as I realized that it might be advantageous for me to share my” re-arranging the needles” ritual.
1) Leave yarns lying between the needles.
2) Pull right needle through, allowing stitches to rest on cord.
3) Select point of needle exit, usually between the 12-13 stitch, or where the stitches change colors. Pinch needle together to form a small loop between the stitches.
4) Pull the right leg of the cord through to form a loop. Release it. Pull you needle back to the right to allow the chosen stitches to rest on the needle. Turn work counter clockwise.
5) Next, bring both yarn over the top and to the back of the right needle, so they are out of the way.
6) Now it is time to adjust the left needle. As it is already resting on the cord, select the section of the pattern you want to work on, then pinch the cord together at this point and gently pull the cord through to form a loop.
7) As before, you will pull the metal part of the needle through to the left, so that the chosen stitches now rest on the working part of the left needle.
8) Gently push your stitches on both needles into the “go” position.
Now you are on your way again.
This is my ritual, I am sure you all have your own. I hope it helps!
One more thing- I always turn my work clockwise.
PS- I uploaded a practice chart on my last post for you to work with.