Alternating Twists Stitch

Stitch Description

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!

Video Tutorial




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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