Monday, July 03, 2006

knitterly notes ....

trinity chart

this is one of the charts from the interweave aran heirloom blanket. someone had a question about one of the stitches .... this part of the chart shows the "bobbles" or, ... "trinity stitch". i feel the chart is very clear as to what's happening with those stitches that are increasing and decreasing, but notice that i have made a correction on the chart with red ink. you only do the twisted stitches every other right side row.

interweave did publish an errata regarding this project, so be sure to check that out and make the corrections on the charts.

trinity stitch as explained by barbara walker

but, back to the "bobbles". the bobbles are also called, according to my barbara walker book, the trinitiy, cluster or bramble stitch.

it is a simple 4 row repeat ....

multiple of 4 sts.

row 1 (right side) --- purl
row 2 --- *(k1,p1,k1) all in the same st; p3 tog; rep from *.
row 3 --- purl.
row 4 ---*p3 tog, (k1,p1,k1) all in the same st; rep from *

repeat rows 1-4

i suggest working a small swatch before diving into the blanket if there is any confusion as to what's happening with those stitches.

cast on 20 stitches.
row 1 --- p2, place marker, p16, place marker, p2.
row 2 --- follow above instructions, but keep those two outermost stitches in garter stitch. the stitches between the markers are your multiple of 4, where you will be working the pattern stitches.

on my own blanket, i've yet to correct my mis-cabling. i am thinking of putting that section on hold and casting on for one of the narrow panels. the narrow panels are full of the trinity stitch with a braided cable down the center.

see the

see the blue book there? that's the barbara walker _a treasury of knitting patterns_ book. there are 4 books in this series, my green one is elsewhere on the mantle. i love the first three books in the series, the ones here in the photo. i'm not a big fan of the 4th book, but wanted my set to be complete. i'd hate to discover, years down the road, that i become a big fan of it and can't get my hands on a copy.


ms. pea said...

Oh, I have wanted those books for so long! Maybe someday my family will notice my wish list on Alibris...

Tygher Knits said...

I love the trinity/bramble stitch. I just made some cotton discloths using it, and they're so cute!