Yep, the twist or cable or mini cable sts are just worked out of order. Instead of knitting 1, 2, you knit stitch 2, then 1. It may help you if you treat it like a cable for a couple times. Put the first st on a holder (safety pin or paperclip works) then hold it in front and purl stitch 2. Then knit the held stitch. Doing it like this a few times will help you see what it's supposed to end up looking like and then you won't need the holder.
sue- knitting heretic