CHAPTER 1

INTRODUCTION TO TWIGG STITCH

A whole new side to your favorite craft, Twigg stitch is a new technique that uses familiar stitches and produces a wonderful result. You can now learn to produce this truly double-sided two-color knitting using the videos here.

The basic technique produces one color on each side in a single-pass.

Twigg stitch is easy as long as you know your basic knitting skills and it’s a lot of fun to do.

Once you've got the hang of the basics, Twigg stitch can be used to produce all kinds of different knitting textures and patterns, making them two sided...

Give yourself time to practice, as your fingers need to learn the moves. Very soon you will be able to get some wonderful results.

 

CHAPTER 2

RECOMMENDED MATERIALS

When you're learning Twigg stitch it’s best to use two colours of the same type of yarn so that they behave the same, it will really help the knitting stay balanced.

Smooth yarn with a consistent thickness is the easiest for learning.

I recommend starting with the suggested needle size for the yarn but then experiment with different sizes as you get comfortable with the knitting. I find my gauge changes a little depending which technique I use.

Also, try out all the different methods, you may be surprised which one suits you.
I usually recommend starting with one yarn in each hand so you get used to the structure of it. Then try the others.

 

CHAPTER 3

LEARN THE BASICS

 

Holding one yarn in each hand is a good way to begin learning Twigg stitch, even if you are not familiar one of these methods. You get to see what's happening on your needles.

 

 

 

 

When using both yarns in one hand, the most important thing to know is that they need to be separated, holding the purl yarn closer to you and the knit yarn farther away.

The videos show several ways of holding the yarns, so that you may try them out and decide for yourself.

 

Chapter 3: Video 1

One yarn in each hand

chapter 3: video 2

Both yarns in LEFT hand

Chapter 3: video 3

Both yarns in RIGHT hand


Chapter 4

Cast On methods

Any videos listed here but not yet visible are "in production" and will be posted in the coming few weeks.

We have a working schedule, but if there are any topics you are particularly keen to see, or any other topics you'd like Vicki to explain, please let us know using the email geoff@vickitwigg.com and we'll get on to it immediately.

 

The Braided Cable cast on shown here (Chapter 4 video 2) is a two color version of a Ribbed Cable cast on. Other variations to come.

Chapter 4: video 1

crochet chain

A general video on this topic is in the Regular Knitting section of the website.

In principle, this works the same way as Crochet Chain Cast On in regular knitting. However there are some differences in the result. This technique produces an edge where the Twigg stitch starts (right at the bottom edge of your knitting). 

Chapter 4: video 2

Braided cable

Chapter 4: video 3

Tubular

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chapter 5

Cast off (Bind Off) methods

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chapter 5: video 1

2 color ribbed

Chapter 5: video 2

Vicki's Two color special

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Chapter 6

Stitch patterns

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Chapter 6: Video 1

Cables

Chapter 6: video 2

Garter stitch

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Chapter 6: Video 3

mistake stitch

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Chapter 6: Video 4

Changing colors


Chapter 7

Increases & Decreases

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Chapter 7: Video 1

Left And Right leaning decreases

Chapter 7: Video 2

Double Rib decrease

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Single rib decrease

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Chapter 7: video 4

Lifted increase

Chapter 7: video 5

Reverse Yarn over increase

Chapter 7: Video 6

Branched increase

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Chapter 8

Correcting mistakes

Some mistakes in Twigg stitch can be corrected quite easily. Some can't. These videos will help you to understand what's possible.

 

 

Any videos listed here but not yet visible are "in production" and will be posted in the coming few weeks.

We have a working schedule, but if there are any topics you are particularly keen to see, or any other topics you'd like Vicki to explain, please let us know using the email geoff@vickitwigg.com and we'll get on to it immediately.

Chapter 8: Video 1

Correcting a mistake Stitch

Chapter 8: Video 2

Wrong Colors

Chapter 8: Video 3

Unpicking & Picking up Stitches