How To: Knit the Twisted Stockinette Stitch

Knit the Twisted Stockinette Stitch

Here is a good stitch to know, especially if your knitting tends to come out looser than you would like it.  It works well for a nice cozy sweater when used with a thick wool.  The twisted stockinette is just like basic stockinette stitch, except you put the needle in the BACK of the stitch when you knit.  This twists the stitches and makes them tighter.

How to Knit the Twisted Stockinette Stitch

Here are the instructions for knitting the twisted stockinette stitch.

  • Row 1: Knit all stitches through the back (put your needle in the back).
  • Row 2: Purl all stitches normally.
  • Repeat.
Video demonstration of the twisted stockinette stitch

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4 Comments

What a great video, so easy to follow. I can't wait to try this stitch!

I appreciate this stitch and will definitely have use for it with some upcoming projects. Thank you!

I am going to use this stitch today for a washcloth, thank you! Your videos are so clear and helpful.
My question is, do you slip the first stitch (p & k) always for St st? any other stitches? I haven't learned this before, what is the reason? thanks!

I'll try this out on a dishcloth today. I just love your informative, and high quality vidoes!

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