So you can have even more fun knitting in future and the results are even better. Here you'll find knitting tips to download on a regular
basis. These tips - some with descriptive diagrams - can be saved in PDF format, printed and collected.
Basic principles for beginners will be explained as well special professional tricks for those who want to learn more.
|Knitting Tip - Twisted Stitches
Decorative variation and technical necessity
Twisting a knit or purl stitch is often just a decorative variation of a normal stitch.
Using this simple technique borders, structural or woven patterns can take on a surprising
effective look. The knit stitches are much clearer and the pattern appears almost
When it's necessary to increase (sleeves, waistlines etc. or in diagonal patterns) twisted
stitches are a good method of working neatly. A stitch picked up from the cross thread and
worked twisted does not leave a hole. And stitches which have been increased by wool round
needle and then worked twisted leave a smaller hole than normal with this method of
increasing. This way you have an easy way of making an impressive effect.
And this is how it goes
When you twist a stitch the stitch from the previous row is turned on its axis to the
|Knit twist: Put the needle into the back of the loop from the right and
||Purl twist: Put the needle into the back of the loop from the left and
In our example knit and purl stitches were twisted in both
the right-side and wrong-side rows.
Twisted stitches produce a very interesting surface - the structure is lively, yet very
||In our example the knit stitches (right-side) were twisted and the purl
stitches in the (wrong-side row) worked normally.