Knit 1, Purl 1, Knit 1 in Same Stitch
I recently ran into Knit 1, Purl 1, Knit 1 in the same stitch on a free pattern on Yarnspirations. It was called the Knit Texture Blanket. One of the squares inside of the blanket has this stitch pattern.
The stitch essentially increases 1 stitch into 3. I was confused on how to do all of this in one stitch. So I turned to my knitting mentor on how all of this is possible inside one stitch.
This particular stitch appears with a stitch called Trinity Stitch. It’s a repeating of this stitch combo followed by Purl 3 Together (p3tog). In the tutorial below, I show you how to do only the Knit 1, Purl 1, Knit 1 inside the same stitch.
If you are interested in the Trinity Stitch. Here’s the written instructions for just this stitch combo. If you are going to venture outside of a pattern. Just cast on with an even number onto the needles and this stitch will be possible and stay balanced.
Cast On Even Number
- (RS). Purl.
- K1. *(K1. P1. K1) all in same st. P3tog. Rep from * to last st. K1.
- K1. *P3tog. (K1. P1. K1) all in same st. Rep from * to last st. K1. These 4 rows form Trinity Stitch Pat. Repeat starting back at 1 – 4.