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!
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Skill: Intermediate Cast On:Multiple of 9 + 2 sts.
(Wrong Side): k2, *p3, k1, p3, k2; rep from * to end.
*p2, wyib sl 1, k2, p1, k2, wyib sl 1; rep from * to last 2 sts, p2.
k2, *wyif sl 1, p2, k1, p2, wyif sl 1, k2; rep from * to end.
*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.
k2, *p3, k1, p3, k2; rep from * to end.
*p2, k3, p1, k3; rep from * to last 2 sts, p2.
Repeat rows 1-6 until you have reached your desired length.
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Since 2011 he's helped millions of people become Fearless Knitters though his tutorials, patterns, classes, and books. When he's not knitting he likes to play his baritone ukulele, hangout at speakeasy bars, and discuss movies with friends. He currently lives in Estonia with his wife and 3 kids.