Cast on 12 stitches, knit and seam alternate rows for 8 rows; the 3 first and last stitches of each row are always knit.
Ninth row:—Knit 3 stitches, take a third pin and knit 3 more, knit the remainder of the stitches with the first pin.
Tenth row:—Knit 3 stitches, seam the 3 stitches on the third pin, seam the other 3, knit the 3 edge stitches. This completes 1 twist, and is repeated after every 8 rows.
Using yarn of your choice and appropriately sized needles, CO 12 sts.
Row 1 (RS): k across
Row 2 (WS): k3, p6, k3
Rows 3 – 8: repeat rows 1 and 2 three times
Row 9: k3, sl 3 sts to cn (as if to purl) and hold to back of work, k3, k3 from cn, k3
Row 10: k3, p6, k3
Repeat pattern rows until work is desired size, ending with row 8. BO knitwise.