Hi: I’m new to this forum so “Hello” to all. I am using a very old pattern for leggings for 3 mos. and I have come to (twist) 6 times in the pattern. I have no idea what this means - can anybody help me out, please? Thanks for any information. SusanM
Hi Susan, and welcome. How, exactly does the pattern read. I have no idea what that means, either, I would think that it’s twisting sts by knitting one in front of the 2nd, then knitting the 2nd…but I’m lost with the ‘twist 6 times’…do u have a pic of the leggings…are they twisted that much?
Could it be a cable twist?
Hello Rebecca: Thank you very much for your quick reply. The pattern is from a very old Beehive “Baby Styles” No. 35 (very old). It is for leggings. It starts with shaping the back and this “twist” comes under: To shape leg: Continue in Stocking st. dec. 1 st. each end of needle to 48 st. Continue even until leg seam measures 6" ending with a purl row. Proceed: 1st row: *(Twist) 6 times. K4. Repeat from * to end of row. 2nd row: K1. Purl to last st. K1. 3rd row: K1: *(Twist) 5 times. K6 Repeat from * once. (Twist) 5 times. K5 That’s it - I have no clue! Does that make any sense to you? I guess I should have read this pattern BEFORE I started. Thanks for any help you might be able to give me. SusanM
Hello Ingrid: Thanks for you reply too! The pattern is entirely in stocking stitch so the cable idea would be out of context. I am stumped as to what they are trying to achieve here. Thanks anyway, SusanM
Is it in a booklet? Maybe there are stitch directions at the beginning.
Hello Ingrid: There are no directions for the twist in the abbreviations section at the back of the booklet or anywhere else in General Information. I wish there was! SusanM
Then maybe it’s just to knit into the back loop to twist the stitch and tighten up the leg ends a little. It shouldn’t make all that much difference, since your stitch numbers seem to stay the same.
I’m stumped. And if Ingrid doesn’t know…I wouldn’t know who to turn to!
Rebecca: I never thought this set of leggings would turn out to be such a problem. I guess I’m just lucky…thanks for your responses. SusanM
:oops: I have discovered what “twist” means after reading the coat pattern that matched the leggings. (I had knit a different coat) Just for everyone’s information, especially Ingrid and Rebecca - the twist is accomplished by the following: K2tog. through front of loops, but do not slip sts. off needle, knit same 2 sts. tog. through back of loops and slip off the needle. The working of these 2 sts. will be termed “Twist”. Sorry to bother you and thank you very much for responding to my question. Susan M.
Learn something new every day!
Never, EVER think of yourself as a bother on here!! Please, please don’t do that!! We all ask questions…that’s what we are here for, to help each other & share with one another, right ?! I’m with Ingrid, learn something new everyday! Now, I suppose that this puts a bit of a twist in the leggings as you continue with the pattern?! I can’t wait to see the finished product ! I’m very excited about this :cheering: :cheering: ! I’m glad that you discovered the answer
And next time this comes up, Rebecca and I will look like geniuses!!
Oh…so true, Ingrid…u so smart :eyebrow: