How to Knit Trinity Stitch Pattern (or Raspberry)

Do you know the feeling of DeJa’Vu you get when you see, smell, or experience something? That’s exactly how I feel when I knit the trinity stitch again.

Many years ago, as a junior in school, we had to knit a hanger cover. Mine was a dark teal colour/color, can you guess? Yeap, in trinity stitch.

Do I have to say more? If teachers reckon a young child can master the pattern, it is worth the try.


Have a look at the image below – isn’t it lovely?

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I have not come across another knitting stitch with so many different names.  You might know it as the Raspberry, Blackberry Stitch, Cluster Stitch, or Bramble Stitch, but the most common terms are the Trinity and Raspberry stitch.

It looks like a small fruit – or is my affection for this stitch too much?

more about the Trinity or Raspberry stitch pattern

  • The pattern is knit over 4 rows.
  • One knits the pattern stitch on the back of your work. You may start knitting and wonder where the bumps are – they will be hiding at the back.
  • The stitch pattern creates a lovely bobble-like texture, just tinier.
  • Not a reversible stitch pattern.


supplies YOU’LL BE USING

  • Knitting Needles (I used 4mm, 6US, 8UK)
  • Elle Double Knit (DK) yarn / Light worsted yarn

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K        – knit

p3tog – purl 3 stitches together

rep     – repeat

rs       – right side

st       – stitch

ws      – wrong side

Explaining K1, P1, K1 in the same stitch:

  1. Insert your right needle into the first stitch on the left needle
  2. and knit the stitch without passing it to the right needle.
  3. Put the yarn forward and purl in the stitch again.
  4. Yarn backwards and knit in the stitch.
  5. then pass the stitch = 3 stitches to the right needle.

the pattern – Trinity STITCH

Written Instructions


Cast on any number of stitches in multiples of 4 stitches + 2 – my sample shown is worked over 30 stitches.

1st   Row (WS) and all other wrong side rows: purl;

2nd  Row (RS):  k1 *p3 tog, (k1, p1, k1 into same st); rep from * across, ending with k1;

3rd  Row:  purl;

4th  Row:  K1B *(k1, p1, k1 into same st), p3 tog; rep from * ending with k1.

Repeat the pattern (these 4 rows) until your work is the desired length.

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where to use the Trinity stitch

  • Scarves/Cowls – try alternating colors!
  • Hats 
  • Throws
  • Wearable items
  • Home Articles
  • Bathmats
  • Hanger covers
  • A mug holder with little berries will have a pineapple look!

Just in case you are new to knitting – learn to knit posts:



Trinity stitch is a great stitch pattern and creates a lovely textured fabric. Yet it is dainty with the neat spacing of the tiny bobbles.

I loved knitting it and hope that you will too.

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Whatever you do –

Happy Knitting!

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