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August 21, 2021

How to Loom Knit the Ripple Twist Stitch

Inside: Learn how to loom knit the Ripple Twist stitch with the written instructions, chart and tutorial videos for both right and left handers. Includes free blanket square pattern in 3 sizes.

This month I’m featuring the Ripple Twist stitch pattern. It’s a basketweave… with a twist!

The Ripple Twist, creates a unique basketweave pattern using twisted stitches.  These twisted stitches are like mini cables that add a little flair to a plain weave.

loom knit the ripple twist stitch close up
Ripple Twist Stitch Pattern

This stitch pattern would look beautiful as a scarf, blanket or wrap. It won’t curl up at the edges so you don’t need to plan for a border. But be warned, it’s not reversible; the back looks different than the front.

The best part is that you don’t need a cable needle to create the twists. That keeps it easy enough for a beginner loom knitter that may not be ready to tackle a more complex cable stitch.

Ripple Twist Stitch Pattern Details

  • Uses knit, purl, left twist and right twist stitches
  • Flat: Multiple of 4+4
  • 8 row repeat
  • Loom knitting level: Easy
  • Not reversible

Practice how to loom knit the ripple twist stitch using this free blanket square pattern. The pattern includes instructions for 3 sizes plus a knitting chart if you’re like me and find a visual chart easier to follow.

Ripple Twist Square

By Kristen Mangus

A downloadable PDF of this pattern is available in my Etsy store and from Ravelry at the links below:
ripple twist blanket square

MATERIALS

(Materials list may contain affiliate links to products I used to make this project. Using these links cost you nothing, but helps support GKK.) 

Yarn

Medium (#4) worsted weight yarn
Red Heart Super Saver in Spring Green used in sample.

Loom

⅜” small gauge (SG) loom with at least 32 (40, 56) pegs.

KB Flexee Loom Skinny used in sample.

ABBREVIATIONS

LT = Left Twist (see notes below)
RT = Right Twist (see notes below)
K = Uwrap Knit
P = Purl
Rep = Repeat
St(s) = Stitch(es)

For a refresher on loom knitting basics see the blog posts below to get started:
13 Questions for Beginner Loom Knitters
How to Loom Knit Basics
How to Loom Knit Basic Stitch Patterns
How to Loom Knit in the Round

GAUGE

18 sts x 32 rows in 4” in ripple twist stitch pattern

SKILL LEVEL Easy

MEASUREMENTS

Option 1: 7” x 9” (18 cm x 23 cm)
Option 2: 9” x 7” (23 cm x 18 cm)

Option 3: 12” x 12” (30.5 cm x 30.5 cm)

NOTES 

I’ve included square sizes in this pattern that are commonly used to make blankets.  

The Ripple Twist stitch pattern is a multiple of 4+4 if you want to change the size.

Left Twist: Skip one stitch and Ewrap knit second stitch, place stitch to hold on peg before slipped. Knit the skipped stitch then place on empty peg. Move held stitch to empty peg. Pull snug any loose stitches.

Right Twist: Pick up stitch and place to hold on previous peg to skip. Knit next stitch and place on empty peg. Move held stitch to empty peg and knit. Pull snug any loose stitches.

loom knit the ripple twist square in progress on loom

INSTRUCTIONS

Cast on 32 (40, 56) sts.

Row 1: P1. *P2. LT. Rep from * to last 3 sts. P3.

Row 2: P3. *K2. P2. Rep from * to last st. P1.

Row 3: K1. *K2. RT. Rep from * to last 3 sts. K3.

Row 4: K3. *P2. K2. Rep from * to last st. K1.

Row 5: P1. *LT. P2. Rep from * to last 3 sts. LT. P1.

Row 6: P1. K2. *P2. K2. Rep from * to last st. P1.

Row 7: K1. *RT. K2. Rep from * to last 3 sts. RT. K1.

Row 8: P3. *K2. P2. Rep from * to last st. P1.

Repeat rows 1-8 until desired length. Bind off in pattern on an even row. 

loom knit the ripple twist stitch finished square

CHART

Ripple Twist Knitting Chart

The area in red shows one full repeat of the stitch pattern.

loom knit the ripple twist stitch finished square

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Loom Knit Ripple Twist Video Tutorials

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The following videos show how to loom knit the Ripple Twist stitch pattern. They show each row of the pattern instructions in detail and teach how to work the Right Twist and Left Twist stitches.

ERROR NOTE: In the video on Row 3 I say to begin the row with a ‘Knit 1’, but you should “Knit 3” as stated in the pattern and on the chart.

Right handed



Left handed


I hope you enjoy loom knitting the Ripple Twist stitch. Check out some of my other loom knit stitch patterns:

Edelweiss Stitch
Sisal and Seagrass
Tumbling Moss Blocks
Dewdrop Stitch
Diamond Lace Stitch (Mock Crochet)
Seafoam Stitch
Trinity/Raspberry Stitch
Triple Rib Stitch
Seed Stitch

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About Kristen Mangus
Kristen is a multi-talented entrepreneur with a heart as big as Texas. She is the owner of GoodKnit Kisses whose mission is to inspire, encourage and empower people through education and design. She’s built a large and loyal online community of followers by sharing her personal passion for loom knitting, needle knitting, crochet and all things creative through YouTube tutorials, Facebook live broadcasts, blogs and pattern design. Her vision is to leave an inspired crafting world for future generations that continues to teach and reach others. She and her husband, John, have three amazing kids.
2 Comments
  1. Thank you so much for sharing. Unfortunately I am a visual learner. lol I need to see it done to learn.
    I have watched many of your videos and learned so much from you. Thanks again.

  2. Hi, Which loom can we use if we don’t have the loom used in the above looming..

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