Working The Right Twist Stitch (RT) 101

I use the right twist stitch in several of my patterns. I love the look of it and it’s easy to work. You will see it used in these patterns:

Here’s a quick photo tutorial showing how to work this stitch.

Easy, right? The important thing to remember when working this stitch is that, even though you start by knitting two stitches together, this is not a decrease stitch. After following all of the steps you will still have two stitches in the end.

4 thoughts on “Working The Right Twist Stitch (RT) 101

    • This is a great question. Unknit it in two steps. You can think of the RT stitch as a combination of two stitches – a k2tog and then a knit stitch. Unknit the knit stitch first and then unknit the k2tog. I hope this is helpful!


  1. No matter how hard I try the stitches look loose and undefined, kind of clumsy too. I tried working the stitches tighter but I just ended up with my fingers in pain 😅 what am I doing wrong?

    • Hi there! I’m not sure why your stitches aren’t turning out as well as you would like them to. Once you wash and block your knitting they will probably even out and look much better. If I were you, I would work a small swatch and wash and block it to see if that improves the look. Good luck!


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