Twisted Knit Stitches

In this video, I cover everything you ever wanted to know about twisted knit stitches. When it’s good, when it’s bad, and how to easily correct a twisted stitch.

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In the video, I mention Combination Knitting, and Annie Modesitt’s website. You can find more about Combination Knitting on her website here.

The yarn I use for demonstration is Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky.

My silver ring is actually a knitting needle gauge, and can be found here.

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5 comments on “Twisted Knit Stitches

  1. I have learned so much from your videos…and this one is no exception. I have encountered a pattern that has a knitted hem and have found it difficult when turning it up to find the matching cast on stitch to knit together. I wonder if you had any tips for that. Thanks again for the time you take to teach.

  2. Hi, Staci, I just wanted to say thank you for all your lovely videos. I look forward to them every single Wednesday and I enjoy them immensely!

    Best wishes for the New Year, and I hope your dogs don’t get too frightened by the fireworks!

  3. Hi Stacy. The way you use your fingers to show how stitches are mounted on the needle and thus how to “read” your knitting has helped me from the beginning. I was knitting combination style long before I even knew that it was an actual technique with a name. But I could picture your (nicely manicured) fingers showing the direction stitches should be mounted in standard knitting. Armed with that understanding, I was better able to decipher other you-tube videos to make sense of my knitting and get it to do what I wanted it to do.

    For other combination knitters out there, I just learned there’s a Ravelry forum for combination knitters.

  4. Stacy
    I really like the look of the upper half of your example, where you have shown us what twisted stitches look like en masse. I’d like to replicate that stitch in a large area. It looks like it lays very flat. You said that to achieve that look in stockinette, every right side row would use twisted stitches. Does that assume that the right side row is the knit row? So I would twist every stitch on the “knit row” and purl every wrong side row? Thank you!

  5. Judy – yes, in that sample (knit flat), it is knit a row through the back loop (ktbl), purl a row. To knit that in the round, it is ktbl a row, knit a row.

    S t a c i

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