The kb, k, pick up the bar increase and knit it twisted, is the original CDI. It’s solid, twisty, nice in a top-down raglan increase. It looks very balanced, like two stitches sprouting evenly from the sides of the central stitch. I met it first in Barbara G. Walker’s Knitting From the Top, and again in her list of symbols in Charted Knitting Designs, a third Treasury. (Let me just fan-girl here; I love these books. When I’m between novels, the various treasuries of knitting patterns have been my bedtime reading since Dad bought them for me for Christmas in 1990. That’s a lot of bedtime reading.)
I used Kb, k, pick up the bar increase and knit it twisted for the knit-ish increases, and pb, p, pick up the bar increase and purl it twisted for the purl-ish ones.
The swatches were worked according to this pattern