The Alternating Twists Stitch

Stitch Description

This simple cable stitch is composed of two mirrored columns. Using slipped stitches and an odd stitch count, the textured fabric created is great for scarves, hats, and mittens.

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Abbreviations

K
Knit Stitch
P
Purl Stitch
Sl
Slip Stitch
WYIB
With Yarn In Back
WYIF
With Yarn In Front


Stitch Details

  Skill Level
Easy

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 6

  Pattern Repeat 
Multiple of 9 + 2 sts

Stitch Characteristics

Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Multiples of 9 + 2

  • Row 1 (WS): K2, *p3, k1, p3, k2; rep from * to end
  • Row 2: *P2, wyib sl 1, k2, p1, k2, wyib sl 1; rep from * to last 2 sts, p2
  • Row 3: K2, *wyif sl 1, p2, k1, p2, wyif sl 1, k2; rep from * to end
  • 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
  • Row 5: K2, *p3, k1, p3, k2; rep from * to end
  • Row 6: *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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