Category Archives: Knit & Purl Stitches

The Berry in a Box Stitch

Description

The Berry in a Box Stitch combines Knit & Purl increases to produce a beautiful layered, textured effect.

This stitch is pretty tricky to do, with plenty of increases and decreases to generate the little berries sitting in their boxes. Make sure you understand all the techniques involved before you start and take you time for the first few repeats until you find your rhythm.

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Instructions

Cast on multiples of six plus one stitches for your project.

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The Flag Stitch

Description

The Flag Stitch combines just the Knit & Purl stitches to produce a beautiful layered, textured effect.

The Flag Stitch is excellent for adding some relief, and texture to large projects, such as cardigans or blankets.

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Instructions

Cast on multiples of seven stitches for your project.

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The Trinity Stitch

Description

Trinity Stitch, also known as the Bramble Stitch (UK) creates a raised texture using increase/decrease variations on Knit & Purl stitches.

We generate this effect by alternating between a (knit one, purl one, knit one) double increase, immediately followed by purling 3 together, which is a double decrease. These increases and decreases are done on the wrong side (even numbered rows). All the right side rows (even numbers) are done with purl stitches.

The Trinity Stitch is similar in appearance to the Berry Stitch, but has a subtly different look to it.

The stitch, in my opinion, is best used for smaller knitting projects such as purses, hats or washcloths to add some texture. I feel a large swathe of fabric knitted in this pattern may be a bit overwhelming. However, as ever, this is done to personal taste so feel free to prove me wrong!

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Instructions

Cast on multiples of four plus three stitches for your project.

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The Berry Stitch

Description

The Berry Stitch creates a stunning bobbled appearance using variations on Knit & Purl stitches.

The stitch creates this bobbled, raised texture by using a combination of increases and decreases on alternating rows. The right-side rows using a (knit 1, knit 1 through the back loop, knit one) in the same stitch, to create a two stitch increase, and using a purl three together in the wrong side rows to decrease.

The Berry Stitch is similar in appearance to the Trinity (US) or Bramble (UK) Stitch, but has a subtly different look to it.

The stitch, in my opinion, is best used for smaller knitting projects such as purses or hats, as I feel a large swathe of fabric knitted in this pattern may be a bit overwhelming. However, as ever, this is done to personal taste so feel free to prove me wrong!

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Instructions

Cast on multiples of four plus three stitches for your project.

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The Box Stitch

Description

The Box stitch is a pretty straightforward to knit member of the Knit & Purl Stitch family and creates a lovely raised bumpy texture.

The stitch is similar in appearance to several others such as the Trinity Stitch or the Moss Stitch with it's raised bumpy appearance.

The stitch is reversable and creates diagonal lines of raised bumps by using a knit two/purl two staggered sequence..

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Instructions

Cast on any multiple of four plus two stitches for your project.

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