Tutorial: 1/1/1 Right Purl Twist with a Cable Needle!

Step by Step 1/1 LslT RS (Left-slip-Twist) Knitting Tutorial


Today's tutorial will teach you how to work a 1/1/1 Right Purl Twist with a Cable Needle. This sounds fiddley and weird... and it kinda is, but it makes sense when you do it. The 1/1/1 means that there are 3 stitches involved and each stitch does something different in the cable. I'm showing you how to work it with a cable needle for those of you who love the security of using one, but I actually find it much easier without a cable needle so I'll be posting that tutorial tomorrow.

I've posted the video below along with supplies used and written instructions. If you have any questions, you can always email me directly:

Have fun & happy knitting!

Shaina ^_^

PS: The yarn featured in this tutorial is from from Alive with Purpose Yarns in the Kenlie colorway. The project I'm knitting on is the Garden Gate Socks, which are part of the 2021 Indie Sock-a-Long.

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  • Knitting project with stitches live on the needles

  • Knitting Needles appropriate to the yarn

Step 1:

Work in pattern to the 3 stitches you will be working the 1/1/1 Right Purl Twist over.

Step 2:

With the yarn held to the back, slip 2 stitches purlwise (as if you're purling them) onto the cable needle, hold cable needle to the back of the work.

Step 3:

Knit through the back loop of the next stitch.

Step 4:

Working into the stitches held on the cable needle, purl 1 stitch, knit 1 stitch through the back loop.


Continue in-pattern until it is time to work another 1/1/1 Right Purl Twist. Work steps 2-4 every time you want to work this stitch again.

That's it!

Now you can easily add a 1/1/1 Right Purl Twist pattern to any project you choose!

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