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“I am looking for a knitting stitch called Trinity Stitch. It is in a book about prayer shawls. Could you help me find the pattern. Thank you.”

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  1. Betty says

    If you Google Trinity Stitch, ther are a lot of sites with the directions. I hope this helps.

  2. Vicki Griffith says

    Here is the Trinity Stich for you! Enjoy!

    Multiple of 4 sts
    Row 1 *(K,P,K)ALL in next st, P3 tog, repeat from * across
    Row 2 (RS) Purl across
    Row 3 *P3 tog, (K,P,K)ALL in next st, repeat from * across
    Row 4 Purl across

    Repeat rows 1-4 for pattern

    Hope this helps you and happy knitting.
    Vicki

  3. Joy says

    I think the pattern you are referring to is from “The Prayer Shawl Ministry”. I have made numerous Prayer Shawls using the pattern. It is really very simple. You cast on 57 stitches. Then you knit 3 stitches, purl 3 stitches accross the row. The pattern is the same thru the entire piece. You end up knitting the purls, and purling the knits. Using size 11, 13 or 15 needles makes a very soft shawl.

  4. Donna DeChellis says

    In response to your search for the Trinity Stitch: The pattern is simply, knit three, purl three, to portray in knitting,the Holy Trinity. It might be, knit three stitches, purl three stitches or knit three rows, purl three rows.
    The following prayer is sent along with the shawl… “This is a prayer shawl — your wings to take you above your troubles. Wrap it around you when you are sad, happy, needing comfort, cold, ill, worried, at peace, needing answers, have no questions, ministering, socializing, or praying. Let it be a place where you can meet your God — all encompassing, non-judging — where you can just be! The stitches have been knit in groups of three — to represent the Trinity. This wrap has been blessed by the hands and intentions of the knitter. It holds many prayers and good wishes. As you wear this shawl, may you be cradled in hope, kept in joy, graced with peace, and wrapped in love.”
    I hope this will help you.

  5. JoLee West says

    Trinity Stitch:

    Create row 1. Purl as many stitches as needed to get the width piece you need.

    Step 2 Knit row 2 by knitting 1, purling 1, knitting 1 all into the same stitch then purling 3 stitches together. Repeat this pattern until the row is finished.

    Step 3 Make the third row by purling across your work.

    Step 4 Finish the pattern’s forth row by purling 3 stitches together, then knitting 1, purling 1 and knitting 1 all into the same stitch. Repeat this pattern to the end of the row.

    Video for the Knit & Crochet version of the Trinity Stitch can be found on Youtube.com also. Just search for knitting the trinity stitch or crocheting the trinity stitch.

    Also, knitting three stitches, then purling three stitches is a pattern representing the Trinity.

  6. says

    hopefully this website will help. I went into knittingpatterncentral.com and looked up in their directory of stitches. To me, this seems a lot like the popcorn stitch used in fisherman sweaters.

  7. Eunice says

    Multiple of 4 sts. Row 1: *(K,P,K) all in next st,P3 tog. Rep across. Row 2 (Rt side) P across. Row 3: *P3 tog (K,P,K) all in next st. Repeat across. Row 4, P across. Rep Rows 1-4 for pattern. Leisure Arts 99 Knit Stitches.

  8. Esther Leonard says

    I found the Trinity stitch in my 365 Knitting Stitches a Year perpetual calendar (February 16).
    Multiple of 4+2
    Row 1 (wrong side): K1, *(K1, P1, K1) into next st, P3tog; rep from * to last st, Kl.
    Row 2: Purl.
    Row 3: K1, *P3tog, (*K1, P1, K1) into next st; rep from * to last st, K1.
    Row 4: Purl.
    Rep these 4 rows.
    The calendar was published in 2002 by Martingale & Company. http://www.martingale-pub.com
    I hope this helps.

  9. Ann says

    This is directions for the “trinity” or also known as the (astrakan) stitch;
    Multiple of 4,
    Row 1; ** (k 1, p1, k 1) into first stitch, p 3tog**,
    Row 2 and all alt rows: purl
    Row 3: **P 3 tog (k i, p 1, k 1) intoo next stitch **.

    I found this in my knitting dictionary

  10. Laura Pishnak-Sylvia says

    This is for a swatch to ‘learn’ how:
    Row 1. Purl as many stitches as needed to get the width piece you need.
    Row 2. knit 1, purl 1, knitting 1 all into the same stitch then purling 3 stitches together. Repeat this pattern until the row is finished.
    Row 3. Purl across your work.
    Row 4. Purling 3 stitches together, then knit 1, purl 1 and knit 1 all into the same stitch. Repeat this pattern to the end of the row.

    Trinity Pattern can look like popcorn puckers when you use a thick yarn or it can look like lace when you use a fine gauge yarn. Trinity Stitch is worked on the right side of the your pattern. You do not turn your piece while working it. It could end up with something that looks entirely different and not what you are looking for.

  11. says

    Row 1 (right side): Purl.

    Row 2: *(Knit 1, purl 1, knit 1) all in the same stitch, purl 3 together. Repeat from * across.

    Row 3: Purl.

    Row 4: *Purl 3 together, (knit 1, purl 1, knit 1) all in the same stitch. Repeat from * across.

    Repeat these four rows for pattern

  12. says

    Correction from previous post:
    Trinity Stitch is formed from multiples of 4 sts plus 2
    Row 2: *(Knit 1, purl 1, knit 1) all in the same stitch, purl 3 together. Repeat from * to last st, k1.

    Row 3: Purl.

    Row 4: *Purl 3 together, (knit 1, purl 1, knit 1) all in the same stitch. Repeat from * to last st, k1.

    Repeat these four rows for pattern

    Also Known As: Cluster Stitch, Bramble Stitch.

  13. Lynnette Stroud says

    On the Knitting on the Net web site they have many stitch patterns with pictures – all free. They are organized in catagories such as Knits and Purls, Reversible, Eylets and Lace, etc. You can probably find any stitch you could ever want there.

  14. says

    Trinity, Cluster or Bramble Stitch

    This famous pattern is also (erroneously)called Bobble Pattern, and it probably has a few other names as well. It is one of the best of the “knobbly” texture patterns and is often used in panels to help embellish fancy-knit garments like fisherman sweaters.

    Multiple of 4 stitches.

    Row 1: (Right Side) Purl.
    Row 2: *(K1,p1,k1) all in the same st; p3tog; repeat from*.
    Row 3: Purl.
    Row 4: *P3tog; (k1,p1,k1) all in same st; repeat from *.

  15. Sharon Ashworth says

    2.
    tep 2

    Create row 1. Purl as many stitches as needed to get the width piece you need.
    3.
    Step 3

    Knit row 2 by knitting 1, purling 1, knitting 1 all into the same stitch then purling 3 stitches together. Repeat this pattern until the row is finished.
    4.
    Step 4

    Make the third row by purling across your work.
    5.
    Step 5

    Finish the pattern’s forth row by purling 3 stitches together, then knitting 1, purling 1 and knitting 1 all into the same stitch. Repeat this pattern to the end of the row.

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  16. Karen Taylor says

    I found your Trinity Stitch in “knitting on the net”. Here it is for your reference:

    Trinity Stitch

    Multiple of 4

    Row 1 (RS): p
    Row 2: *k1, p1, k1 into next stitch, p3tog; rep from *
    Row 3: p
    Row 4: *p3tog, k1, p1, k1 into next stitch; rep from *

    There is also a free pattern on there which features this stitch. Just go to “www.knittingonthenest.com/stiches/trinityst.htm” and you can open it up. There is also a photo there of the stitch.

    enjoy! Karen

  17. Karen Taylor says

    Oops – I had typo in the url address. It is “www.knittingonthenet.com/stitches/trinityst.htm”.
    Thanks, karen

  18. diane morris says

    I used this pattern last year for prayer shawls & 6 foot scarves for my Christmas gifts. The page is titled Free Knitting Pattern: Homespun Prayer Shawl/Healing Shawl. It’s just a 2 row repeat of multiples of three.lst row = Knit 3, purl 3 to end of row. 2nd row turn and knit the purl stitches and purl the knit stitches.

  19. diane morris says

    Does anyone have a knitting pattern for those snuggle up sleeved afghans? I’m pretty ready for this xmas, but might want to do some for next year.

  20. Micheline Lavoie says

    Hello, here is what I find in the cumputer for Trinity Knitting Stitch

    Good knitting,

    Trinity Stitch
    Submitted by: Ann G.

    http://www.shawlministry.com

    Multiple of 4 sts

    Row 1: (Right side): Purl
    Row 2: *(K1,P1,K1 all into next stitch; P3 together) repeat from * to end of row
    Row 3: Purl
    Row 4: *(P3 together; K1,P1,K1 all into next stitch) repeat from * to end of row.

    Also known as “Popcorn Stitch” in America, “Blackberry Stitch” in England and “Spider Stitch” in Italy

  21. Polly Rowan says

    Works on multiples of 4 stitches.

    Row 1 (right side): Purl.

    Row 2: *(Knit 1, purl 1, knit 1) all in the same stitch, purl 3 together. Repeat from * across.

    Row 3: Purl.

    Row 4: *Purl 3 together, (knit 1, purl 1, knit 1) all in the same stitch. Repeat from * across.

    Repeat these four rows for pattern
    Also Known As: Cluster Stitch, Bramble Stitch. Sometimes also called bobbles, but that’s not really accurate.

  22. Rita says

    Hi
    I went on YOU TUBE and asked for Trinity Knitting Stitch they had
    it PLUS they show how to do it step-by-step on video. I go often on YOU TUBE for help. I reallly hope I can help.
    Take care and have a good knitting day,
    Rita

  23. Nancy Morfin says

    FaveCrafts.com offers a free knitting pattern for an afgan called “checkered knit blanket” that has the trinity stitch for the first 9 inches of each panel and then another stitch for the 2nd 9 inches of the panel. Just use the FaveCraft search engine to find the pattern.

  24. Rosemary says

    I have a wonderful hardcover book titled “Complete Guide to Needlework” by Reader’s Digest, Printed 1982 which I have referred to it many times over the years. Page 314 shows the Trinity Stitch. The book describes and gives directions as follows:
    Trinity Stitch:
    A smaller, less complicated knot than either a popcorn or bobble. It is formed by making a double increase in one stitch followed by a double decrease in the next. Trinity [also called blackberry] is a popular choice for one panel in an Aran motif. Note that at the end of Row 2 there are 2 stitches fewer than you started with. At the end of Row 4, the pattern normalizes to the starting number.
    Multiple of 4 sts plus 3
    Rows 1 and 3: purl
    Row 2: *P 3 tog, KPK into next st*, P 3 tog.
    Row 4: *KPK into first st, P 3 tog*, KPK into last st

    Hope this helps, good luck and enjoy!

  25. C says

    Trinity Stitch.
    (c) Sarah E. White, licensed to About.com, Inc.
    Definition:

    Works on multiples of 4 stitches.

    Row 1 (right side): Purl.

    Row 2: *(Knit 1, purl 1, knit 1) all in the same stitch, purl 3 together. Repeat from * across.

    Row 3: Purl.

    Row 4: *Purl 3 together, (knit 1, purl 1, knit 1) all in the same stitch. Repeat from * across.

    Repeat these four rows for pattern
    Also Known As: Cluster Stitch, Bramble Stitch. Sometimes also called bobbles, but that’s not really accurate.

  26. happylady1957 says

    I want to learn to knitt & crochet but all I can do now is the knifty knitter round looms they are a blast to do .Please teach your childern clure up to 5 can learn it it is easy & simple.IfI can do the round loom anyone can do it just wish there was more patterns for them epscialty for the prayer shalw.thank you I think this would help me to knitt more. thanks

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