Trinity Stitch

Also known as the Raspberry stitch, the Trinity stitch is a beautiful stitch that has a very textured look. The stitch increases and decreases create little bobbles which resemble raspberries. The Trinity stitch is the cousin of the Berry stitch. As compared to the Berry stitch, the trinity stitch is more textured and has many gaps in the design which gives it a more lacy look. Because of the many increases and decreases, this stitch is rated intermediate.

The Trinity stitch is perfect for knitting accessories such as headbands, bracelets, scarves, etc. Because of it’s time-consuming nature, this stitch is a little too much for larger projects such as a sweater or an afghan but would work better for smaller projects or as accent designs in larger ones.

Like the Trinity stitch? Check out the Budding Infinity Scarf free pattern!

trinity stitch


Skill: intermediate
Multiple of 4 sts + 2

Row 1: purl.
Row 2: K1, *(K1, P1, K1) into next st, P3tog; rep from * to the last st, then (K1, P1,K1) into the last st.
Row 3: purl.
Row 4: K1, *P3tog, (K1, P1, K1) into next st; rep from * to the last 3 sts, then P3tog.

Repeat ROWS 1-4.

Check out this video for more help with (K1, P1, K1) increase. Note: this video is for (P1, K1, P1) increase but will help you in this case.

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Budding Infinity Scarf momfourgirls
Budding Infinity Scarf knitted by @momfourgirls via Ravelry.