Twists and cables


A cable or a twist is just knitting the stitches on your needles in a different order. This can be done in several ways. Try some of these, if you are trying to learn how to do them – one of them is bound to work for you!

Method 1: move the stitches
The most intuitive way of twisting the stitches is to just switch the stitches around and then knit them in the new order they are in

1/1 rt

(1/1 right twist)

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Slip two stitches (the first one you slipped is 1, the second is 2)

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put the left needle behind the slipped stitches and put it into stitch 1

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take both stitches off of the right needle.

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grab stitch 2 (now hanging in front) with the right needle and put it on the left needle.

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knit both stitches in the new order they are in.

1\1 lt

(1\1 left twist)

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Slip two stitches (the first one you slipped is 1, the second is 2)
put the left needle in front of the slipped stitches and put it into stitch 1
take both stitches off of the right needle.
grab stitch 2 (now hanging in back) with the right needle and put it on the left needle.
knit both stitches in the order they are in now.

I have used this method a lot as I got quite accustomed to it, but this next method is actually a lot easier once you get it.

1/1 rt

(1/1 right twist)

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k2tog, leave the knitted stitches on the left needle.

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knit the top most stitch.

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pull both stitches off the left needle.

1\1 lt

(1\1 left twist)

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the two stitches that are to be twisted is 1 and 2

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knit stitch no. 2 through the back loop

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knit both stitches through the back loop together

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pull both stitches off the left needle

If you want to do a larger cable with more stitches (2 over 2 or more) it is done the first way (moving the stitches) or with the help of a cabe
Hvis man vil sno mere end 2 masker (1/1) såsom eksempelvis 2\2 sv eller 2/2 sh gør man det enten med den første metode (hvor man selv flytter maskerne) eller på følgende måde, med en hjælpepind.

2/2 rt

(2/2 right twist)

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slip 2 stitches on to the cable needle (these are 1 and 2)

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put the cable needle in front of the work)

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Knit the next two stitches (3 and 4)

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knit the two stitches off the cable needle.

2\2 lt

(2\2 left twist)

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put 2 stitches on the cable needle (these are 1 and 2)

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move the cable needle to the front of the work)

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Knit the next two stitches (3 and 4)

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knit the two stitches off the cable needle.

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