This is a picture tutorial for the figure 8 chainmail stitch used in the Astril Mittens pattern. It is such a strange stitch to write out in words for the pattern so I hope these pictures help with any problems!
Insert needle as if to knit
Bring yarn around right hand needle (again as if to knit)
bring yarn up and over the front of the left hand needle
Continue carrying yarn around the right hand needle
Now contunue to knit the stitch as usual picking up the yarn as you would for a normal knit stitch
Drop the two twisted wraps off the left hand needle to creat the looped cross