want to knit a debbie bliss pattern- the T shape sweater- and you need to do a Tw2R- she "explains" it as k into front of 2nd st on l ndl, then k into front of 1st st and slip both sts off needle tog. can somebody help make this clearer? it originally seemed not difficult but i'm stuck, thanks, adelaide
It is described correctly. You ignore the first stitch on the left hand needle leaving it there and then knit into the next stitch as normal but don't take it off the left needle. Then you knit the first stitch that you previously ignored - it helps here to hold the stitches apart with your left thumb nail - and then slip both stitches off the left needle together. It results in a mini cable effect with the stitch leaning to the right, hence Tw2R (twist 2 right)
A longer way of describing it would be - place 1st stitch on cable needle and leave at back of work, knit next stitch, then knit stitch from cable needle - exactly the same result but involving a cable needle.
You are twisting two stitches. A mini cable if you will. Just put your right needle into the front of the second stitch on your left needle and knit it but don't let the stitch off the left needle. (newknitted stitch is on right needle at this point, it will pull a little) then take right needle and knit first stitch on left needle, then drop both from left needle. The two stitches will have exchanged places, and will look like a tiny two stitch cable.
If you still can't 'see' it. Do this to understand. Grab an extra needle, slip first stitch from left needle on spare needle and hold in back of work, knit your next stitch, then knit the stitch from the spare needle. You have just TW2R the long way, and harder way.
I was just editing my post to include the extra info and Linda just posted exactly what I was saying - great minds think alike :thumbup:
thank you all for making it clearer- (maybe!), adelaide
Twist 2 right is just as Rose B says.
When I first started using that stich, I couldn't figure out how to knit the next row if I din't take the 2nd stitch off the needle.LOL...I was way overtthinking the situation.
Thank you ladies for having the knowledge that we can tap into to learn new techniques and explanations. I have done this stitch in patterns but would not have known it was the same stitch if I had seen "Tw2R."