How to make a Latvian Twist cuff.
I think this is a beautiful detail on socks, and would look equally as lovely on gloves or a hat. For this particular project, I am using 3 colours and a knit 4 twist repeat. You could use whatever colour combination and make your twist longer with more stitches knit inbetween, or shorter with less stitches knit inbetween.
The cuff is worked back and forth on long needles (or circs) then switch to your double pointed needles or magic loop and join in the round.
Cast on with CC1 (contrast colour)
With main colour, knit 2 rows. Using a CC2 knit 2 rows.
Now, using main colour knit 4 stitches (this number can be whatever you want, in this gauge and for this particular pattern, I am using 4 stitches.)
Now rotate your left needle counterclockwise around your work, one full turn...
and end back at your knitting position.
Continue knitting with main colour. Knit 4 stitches and rotate again as above.
Complete the steps across the entire row and voila!
Latvian Twist complete! Now, using your main colour and working magic loop or on double pointed needles, join your work for working in the round and away you go!