HOW TO KNIT:

Twisted Stitches

This tutorial will teach you to work right-leaning and left-leaning Twisted Stitches; essentially two-stitch cables, but with no need for a cable needle! Jared walks you through the simple steps to create each of these attractively textured stitches.

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Step-By-Step

Right Twist

Twisted Stitches Knitting Tutorial - Step 1a
Twisted Stitches Knitting Tutorial - Step 1b
Step 1: Knit two together, (image 1a) keep on left needle (image 1b).
Twisted Stitches Knitting Tutorial - Step 2a
Twisted Stitches Knitting Tutorial - Step 2b
Step 2: Knit into the first stitch again, (image 2a) and slide off (image 2b).

Left Twist

Twisted Stitches Knitting Tutorial - Step 3a
Twisted Stitches Knitting Tutorial - Step 3b

Step 1: Slip next two stitches knitwise (image 3a), and return to left needle (image 3b).

Twisted Stitches Knitting Tutorial - Step 4a
Twisted Stitches Knitting Tutorial - Step 4b
Step 2: Skip first stitch, knit into back of second stitch (image 4a), and
keep on left needle (image 4b).
Twisted Stitches Knitting Tutorial - Step 5a
Twisted Stitches Knitting Tutorial - Step 5b
Step 3: Knit two together through the back loop (image 5a), and
slide off (image 5b).

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Arbor is a classic DK weight yarn with timeless versatility. American Targhee wool is worsted spun into a round and springy 3-ply yarn, perfect for crisp stitch definition and wear-everywhere knits. Skein-dyed in a painterly palette of solid colors.

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