Mosaic Twist Left (WS) Step by Step Tutorial


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 the fourth 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 left when you are working a Wrong Side row.

Have fun & happy knitting!

Shaina ^_^

PS: The yarn featured in this tutorial is from Toad Hollow Yarns in the Mawwiage & Hanging the Stars Colorways. The project I'm knitting on is the Story Hour Shawl.


  • A knitting project or swatch with stitches live on the needles

  • Knitting needles appropriate for your yarn

Step 1:

With yarn in front, insert the right needle into the next 2 stitches on the left needle as if to p2tog, slip them off the left needle & onto the right needle as one.

Step 2:

While keeping the first stitch on the right needle to the back, insert the left needle into the second stitch on the right needle from left to right.

Step 3:

Slip the right needle out of both 1st & 2nd stitchess (the first stitch is not on a needle at all and is loose). Insert right needle into the loose stitch purlwise...

Step 4:

...and purl it.

Step 5:

Slip the following stitch purlwise.

That's it!

You've just made a Mosaic Twist Left on the Wrong 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.

Story Hour Shawl

$5.00 USD

Fables Fingerless Mitts

Currently only available as part of the Tales of Childhood Collection.

Individual pattern will release on Feb 26, 2020.

Chapter by Chapter Cap

Currently only available as part of the Tales of Childhood Collection.

Individual pattern will release on Mar 4, 2020.

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