Ah, knitting terms--so vague!
to me, cross stitches (aka twisted stitches) are cable down with 2 stitches. (AB becomes BA)
some times A crosses in front, sometimes B crosses in front.
you can do these cross stitches with a cable needle, just by knitting them out of order.
Knit stitch B (bring the needle behind stitch A, knit stitch B, then bring needle forward and knit stitch A. then let both stitch A and stitch B (old ones) fall off the left needle.
(on the right needle the stitches are twisted)
you can also from the front, knit into stitch B, then into stitch A, (then let both stitches drop off the needle)
in the first example A is front, in second example stitch A is in back
you can (if so inclined) use a cable needle (held to front or held to the back of work) to make these stitches.. but learning to do them on the needle is easier .