And they are fairly easy to do - when you work in the round. No need for a cable needle. You just pick up the second stitch with the right needle, in front as if to purl if the stitch is twisting/traveling to the right. If it is traveling/twisting to the left, you pick up the second stitch from the back. Then slide both stitches off the needle and put the first stitch (that is now free) on the left needle. Then knit and purl them as required. All knit stitches are purled through the back loop so they stand out. If it is a knit stitch over a purl it is called a traveler. A knit over a knit is called a twist.
Now if you are working these flat, its a bit more difficult. You have to purl through the back loop so the knit stitches twist properly and there is patterning on every row so it requires some thought. All the more reason to do this in the round.
Doesn't that look cool? even with my limited photo skills? I love how the stitches stand out. I'm using an alpaca/acrylic blend - just something I had laying around. Hopefully it should be quick.
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