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Monday, November 06, 2006

Come On Baby, Let's Do the Twist 

With apologies to Chubby Checkers......

Come on baby, let's do the twist.
Come on baby, the Latvian twist.
Take your needles in hand and go like this......

Here's a little (and I stress little) tutorial on my "rendition" of the Latvian twist.

When starting a second pair of socks in the battle that was Sock Wars, I cast on a pair of socks using a variation of the Latvian Twist as found in Nancy Bush's Knitting on the Road.
(Photo courtesy of Rachel of SweetFigs)

Cast on number of stitches required in multiples of 4. Don't join into a round.

Row 1 - 4 Knit in MC.
Row 5 - 6 Knit in CC.

Row 7 With MC, K4, then twist (or rotate) the left needle counterclockwise 360 degrees. Knit 4 more stitches and repeat the twist. Continue this knit/twist combo to end of row.

Divide stitches onto circulars or dpn's and begin pattern for your project - 1x's ribbing, stocking stitch, whatever you like. You've now got the two colour twist on the cuff.



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