How to Knit the Alternating Twists Stitch

How to Crochet the Alternating Twists Stitch

This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the alternating twists stitch. The alternating twists stitch creates a dense but delicate cable pattern. The alternating twists stitch would be great for baby blankets, scarves, and baby sweaters!

Materials Used in this Tutorial


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A Pair of Knitting Needles


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TECHNIQUES USED IN THIS STITCH:

Knit Stitch – K
Purl-P
Slip Stitch-sl st

Skill: Intermediate
Cast On:Multiple of 9 + 2 sts.

Pattern Instructions

  1. Row 1

    (Wrong Side): k2, *p3, k1, p3, k2; rep from * to end.

  2. Row 2

    *p2, wyib sl 1, k2, p1, k2, wyib sl 1; rep from * to last 2 sts, p2.

  3. Row 3

    k2, *wyif sl 1, p2, k1, p2, wyif sl 1, k2; rep from * to end.

  4. Row 4

    *p2, drop sl st off needle to front of work, k2, pick up dropped st and knit it, p1, wyib sl next 2 sts, drop sl st off needle to front of work, sl same 2 sts back to LH needle, pick up dropped st and knit it; rep from * to last 2 sts, p2.

  5. Row 5

    k2, *p3, k1, p3, k2; rep from * to end.

  6. Row 6

    *p2, k3, p1, k3; rep from * to last 2 sts, p2.

Repeat rows 1-6 until you have reached your desired length.

Swatch Photos

Example of the Alternating Twists Stitch. (Right Side)

Example of the Alternating Twists Stitch. Right Side (Click for Larger Image)

Example of the Alternating Twists Stitch. (Wrong Side)

Example of the Alternating Twists Stitch. Wrong Side (Click for Larger Image)


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