Online Test Banks
Score higher
See Online Test Banks
Learning anything is easy
Browse Online Courses
Mobile Apps
Learning on the go
Explore Mobile Apps
Dummies Store
Shop for books and more
Start Shopping

How to Knit the Two-Stitch Twist Cable

4 of 10 in Series: The Essentials of Knitting Cables

The two-stitch twist cable is easy to work and can stand-in for 2x2 ribbing. With the two-stitch twist cable, you knit with a slightly unorthodox technique that allows you to work without a cable needle. This two-stitch twist technique creates a two-stitch left twist.

  1. Ignore the first stitch on the left-hand needle for a moment and put the right-hand needle into the back of the second stitch on the needle.

    Knit this stitch through the back loop, but don’t drop it off the left-hand needle.

  2. Bring the needle back around to the front and knit the first stitch normally through the front loop.

  3. Drop both stitches from the left-hand needle.

  4. Repeat Steps 1–3 each time you need to work a twist.

Here’s the stitch pattern and chart for this cable:

  • Right-side (RS) rows: *LT, p2, repeat from * to last 2 sts, LT.

  • Wrong-side (WS) rows: *P2, k2, repeat from * to last 2 sts, p2.

  • Repeat these 2 rows for the pattern.

Work the two-stitch twist pattern when knitting in the round:

  1. Use a multiple of 4 stitches.

  2. Follow this stitch pattern:

    Round 1: *LT, p2, repeat from * to end of round.

    Round 2: *K2, p2, repeat from * to end of round.

    Repeat these 2 rounds to form the pattern.

  • Add a Comment
  • Print
  • Share
blog comments powered by Disqus

The Essentials of Knitting Cables


Inside Sweepstakes

Win $500. Easy.