The Right and Left Twist is a lovely, decorative knitting technique that puts one stitch in front of another to create a cable-like effect.

RT (Right Twist): Knit into front of second stitch on left needle, leaving stitch on needle, then knit into front of first stitch on left needle and slip the two stitches from needle together.

LT (Left Twist): Knit into the back of second stitch on left needle, leaving stitch on needle, then knit into the front of first stitch on left needle and slip the two stitches from needle together.

NOTE: Like many techniques in knitting, there are multiple ways to create a Right and Left Twist. Check out our Mock Cable Rib Tutorial for another, slightly different version of the Right Twist!

Right + Left Twist | Purl Soho

Give this no-fuss, easy-to-do technique a try with our Hopscotch Washcloth + Hand Towel, Bramble Wrap or Wild Grass Wrap!