This week I’ve got something new and a little unusual for you... a stitch that I've been unable to find online. Sometimes when I'm designing I just play with the yarn & see what happens. I had an idea in mind of the look I wanted to create for the Tales of Childhood Collection & just did what made sense at the time to achieve that look. I'm sure others have done this stitch before & it's just not very common, but it's always kind of exciting when it seems you've created a new way of doing things. (And it makes for a fun series of tutorial posts!)
This is one of 4 ways to make a pair of Twisted Stitches in Mosaic knitting. You can also think of them as 2 color, 1/1 cables without a cable needle. They sound much more complicated than they actually are and are really fun to work once you get a rhythm going. This tutorial uses 2 stitches (1 in each color) and will teach you how to make the color in the foreground (the pink) lean to the right when you are working a Right Side row.
Have fun & happy knitting!
A knitting project or swatch with stitches live on the needles
Knitting needles appropriate for your yarn
With yarn in back, insert the right needle into second stitch on the left needle as if to knit...
Knit the stitch without removing the stitches from the left needle.
Insert the right needle into the first stitch on the left needle as if to purl...
Slip both the 1st and 2nd stitches off the left needle.
You've just made a Mosaic Twist Right on the Right Side of your fabric!
Try It Out!
It's best to put a new technique into practice right away so that you can remember it in the future. Here are some of my patterns that are perfect for practicing this technique.