i’m currently knitting a <a href=“http://www.blacksheepbags.com/booga_bag.html”>booga bag</a>, and have completed the first 34 rows of back-and-forth garter stitch. however, the “picking up twisted stitches” part is brand new to me. from the descriptions of a twisted stitch i’ve found elsewhere and the video about picking up stitches on this website, my understanding is that i will a) start picking up stitches at the edge at the top of my work and b) insert the right needle through a loop at the top edge, hold it behind the left needle, and then knit it as normal. however, when i’ve attempted to do this (starting with the top ridge closest to the left needle), i’m able to get one new (tight!) stitch on my left needle. but when i go into the next ridge to make a new stitch, i end up losing them both. am i doing something wrong? is there a good visual illustration of this online anywhere?
thank you all for all the help you’ve given me so far.