Sunday, December 7, 2008

Trinity Stitch Blanket

Cheri's blanket 12/7/2008


Cheri's blanket 12/7/2008


Cheri's blanket 12/7/2008

This is a blanket I designed for a good friend whose baby was born in April. I'm kind of ashamed how long it took me to finish this one. For some reason, it just didn't go quickly. I love the pattern though. It is made with caron heather yarn in green.

Here is the pattern:
Cast on 144 stitches, using a 7 inch circular needed.
Border:Rows 1-4 (work in seed stich) k1, p1 to end, each row and Last 4 rows.

Blanket Pattern: (odd rows are back of pattern)
Row 1: k1, p1, k1, p1, then section 1, p1 and place marker, section 2, p1 and place marker, section 1, p1 and place marker, section 2, p1 and place marker, section 1, p1, k1, p1, k1 (Section 1 (Jacob's ladder): k2, p4, k2, p12, k2, p4, k2 - Section 2 (Trinity stitch): (p3 tog, then k1, p1, k1 into the next stitch) repeat sequence 6 times for a total of 24 stitches in the trinity stitch )
Row 2: k1, p1, k1, p1, then section 1, k1 and slide marker, section 2, k1 and slide marker, section 1, k1 and slide marker, section 2, k1 and slid marker, section 1, p1, k1, p1, k1 Section 1 (Jacob's ladder): p2, work 4 stitch cable, holding first 2 stitches in back, p2, k1, p10, k1, p2, worker 4 stitch cable, holding first two stitches in front, p2 Section 2 (Trinity stitch): p24

Row 3: k1, p1, k1, p1, then section 1, p1 and slide marker, section 2, p1 and slide marker, section 1, p1 and slide marker, section 2, p1 and slide marker, section 1, p1, k1, p1, k1 Section 1 (Jacob's ladder): k2, p4, k2, p1, k10, p1, k2, p4, k2 Section 2 (Trinity stitch): (k1, p1, k1 into first stitch, then p3 tog) repeat sequence 6 times for a total of 24 stiches in the trinity stitch

Row 4: k1, p1, k1, p1, then section 1, k1 and slide marker, section 2, k1 and slide marker, section 1, k1 and slide marker, section 2, k1 and slid marker, section 1, p1, k1, p1, k1
(Section 1 (Jacob's ladder): p2, k4, p2, k12, p2, k4, p2 - Section 2 (Trinity stitch): p24 )

Row 5: k1, p1, k1, p1, then section 1, p1 and slide marker, section 2, p1 and slide marker, section 1, p1 and slide marker, section 2, p1 and slide marker, section 1, p1, k1, p1, k1
(Section 1 (Jacob's ladder): k2, p4, k2, p12, k2, p4, k2 - Section 2 (Trinity stitch): (p3 tog, then k1, p1, k1 into the next stitch, repeat sequence 6 times for a total of 24 stitches in the trinity stitch)

Row 6: k1, p1, k1, p1, then section 1, k1 and slide marker, section 2, k1 and slide marker, section 1, k1 and slide marker, section 2, k1 and slid marker, section 1, p1, k1, p1, k1
(Section 1 (Jacob's ladder): p2, k4, p2, k1, p10, k1, p2, k4, p2 - Section 2 (Trinity stitch): p24)

Row 7: k1, p1, k1, p1, then section 1, p1 and slide marker, section 2, p1 and slide marker, section 1, p1 and slide marker, section 2, p1 and slide marker, section 1, p1, k1, p1, k1
(Section 1 (Jacob's ladder): k2, p4, k2, p1, k10, p1, k2, p4, k2 - Section 2 (Trinity stitch): (k1, p1, k1 into first stitch, then p3 tog) repeat sequence 6 times for a total of 24 stiches in the trinity stitch0

Row 8: k1, p1, k1, p1, then section 1, k1 and slide marker, section 2, k1 and slide marker, section 1, k1 and slide marker, section 2, k1 and slid marker, section 1, p1, k1, p1, k1
(Section 1 (Jacob's ladder): p2, work 4 stitch cable, holding first 2 stitches in back, p2, k12, p2, worker 4 stitch cable, holding first two stitches in front, p2 - Section 2 (Trinity stitch): p24 )

Row 9: k1, p1, k1, p1, then section 1, p1 and slide marker, section 2, p1 and slide marker, section 1, p1 and slide marker, section 2, p1 and slide marker, section 1, p1, k1, p1, k1
(Section 1 (Jacob's ladder): k2, p4, k2, p12, k2, p4, k2 - Section 2 (Trinity stitch): (p3 tog, then k1, p1, k1 into the next stitch) repeat sequence 6 times for a total of 24 stitches in the trinity stitch )

Row 10: k1, p1, k1, p1, then section 1, k1 and slide marker, section 2, k1 and slide marker, section 1, k1 and slide marker, section 2, k1 and slid marker, section 1, p1, k1, p1, k1 (Section 1 (Jacob's ladder): p2, k4, p2, k1, p10, k1, p2, k4, p2 - Section 2 (Trinity stitch): p24)

Row 11: k1, p1, k1, p1, then section 1, p1 and slide marker, section 2, p1 and slide marker, section 1, p1 and slide marker, section 2, p1 and slide marker, section 1, p1, k1, p1, k1 (Section 1 (Jacob's ladder): k2, p4, k2, p1, k10, p1, k2, p4, k2 - Section 2 (Trinity stitch): (k1, p1, k1 into first stitch, then p3 tog) repeat sequence 6 times for a total of 24 stiches in the trinity stitch)

Row 12: k1, p1, k1, p1, then section 1, k1 and slide marker, section 2, k1 and slide marker, section 1, k1 and slide marker, section 2, k1 and slid marker, section 1, p1, k1, p1, k1 (Section 1 (Jacob's ladder): p2, k4, p2, k12, p2, k4, p2 -Section 2 (Trinity stitch): p24 )

Repeat rows 1-12 until the blanket measures approximately 33". Then knit 4 row border in seed stitch.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Cheri~ I am a fellow knitter. I taught myself from a book: Getting Started knitting. I have made a few things. I've accomplished several scarves & hats & a shawl. However, I wanted to attempt a baby blanket & saw your Trinity Stitch Blanket. I love this pattern & want to try it. However, if I wanted increase the dimensions, how many stitches would I have to increase by?

Cheri said...

Sorry for the delay in getting back to you! I've never had a post from someone I didn't know. If you try the blanket, please be sure to let me know if there are any problems with the blanket, or increasing. I learned to knit from Japanese chart books, so translating to patterns is new for me. I'll leave a second comment with the increase information.
Cheri

Cheri said...

For the increases:
For every trinity stitch panel you want to add, you need to add 26 stitches to the blanket (24 trinity stitch with one stitch on each side for border (knits on right side, purls on wrong side)). For each Jacob's ladder pattern, you also need 28 stitches, (2 purl, 4 cable, 2 purl, 12 ladder, 2 purl, 4 cable, 2purl). I would probably also increase the size of the border for proportion. I thought my 4 stitch border was little skimpy. I'm glad you commented.

Anonymous said...

Cheri, I just learned to knit wash clothes in January of this year. I did one in the trinity stitch and loved knitting this stitch. So I was looking for a pattern in a afghan; I found your blog with the trinity stitch blanket. I am knitting it for my bosses baby; his wife it due in October. Ijust wanted to say thank you for the pattern! It is turning out great!! I also like the blue blanket and the red blanket. Would you consider posting the pattern for those? Thanks again for sharing your knitting projects. sincerely, Jane

Cheri said...

Thanks so much! I'm glad to hear the pattern is working out for you. I like to knit off of charts, which is how I made this blanket (I put some stitches together using charts and then tried to write it out in a pattern form). I can't post the pattern for the red blanket, because it belongs to someone else; you can find it in the Debbie Macomber knitting books. I believe it's in the Cedar Cove book. The pattern is really easy, but one of the nicest looking ones I've found. I will get my stitch book out and turn the blue blanket pattern into a written pattern as well (I'll try for next weekend). I hope you'll check back.

Anonymous said...

Cheri, I was knitting the Trinity stitch blanket at church today and all of the ladies were complimenting on the pattern. I did share the pattern with one of them. I will be checking back next weekend. If for some reason you don't find the time (for the blue blanket), I will keep checking. Take your time. Thanks for the information on the red blanket; I will be looking for her book. Have you ever thought of creating your own book? I think you have really great idea's. Sincerely, Jane

Cheri said...

I put the pattern up this morning under the old post for the blue blanket. I have another blanket to make for a friend who's due July 1st. She picked out a pretty eggplant color for her new baby girl. Writing this pattern up made me decide to do this one again for that blanket. I forgot how fun it was. I've crocheted a couple of blankets since December; I'll have to update my blog when I have a chance. Thanks so much for your comments. I started this blog as a knitting diary just to keep track of my projects, so it's fun when someone else actually takes a look!

Cathi said...

Absolutely beautiful! You are a very talented woman. I just started knitting this winter and am now a complete addict! Thank you for posting this pattern. I was looking for something that would incorporate the number 3 (to represent the holy trinity) and this does it so beautifully.
Thank you again and may God bless you,
Cathi S. - Eagan, MN

Cheri said...

I'm excited about all of the comments. I've been feeling a bit burned out on the projects lately, but it's inspiring to hear from other people who are excited about trying the projects. I also chose the trinity stitch because I like the religious significance of turning three stitches into one, and one into three. I designed this blanket because I wanted to use the trinity stitch in a pattern (this blanket was for a pastor's baby).

Cheri said...

and....I should add that it's really getting me excited about my next few projects too! Thanks so much.

ash1981 said...

Cheri, I am the Original anonymous post regarding increasing the stitches. I did figure it out. I however didn't increase the edge & although I am still working on it, it is coming out beautifully. At least that is what I have been told by other knitters. Also, thank you for replying to my comment & I also wanted to share that i did have a little trouble with reading the pattern, however, I found a really cool knitting blog & a few of the guys helped me figure it out. Now that summer is winding down, I'll have more time to work on it again. Once I get it finished, I'll post a pic for you!!!

Cheri said...

Thanks for your post. We had a computer break-down, so I did not have a computer to provide my response until now. I'm glad the blanket is turning out well. I really enjoyed making it. Sorry it is hard to read. I'm sure it's all on my end; I'm not that used to reading or writing patterns. I learned to knit off of charts from Japanese books while I was there. I put this blanket together using a couple of different charts, so I had to figure out how to write it out pattern form. I'm hoping to get better at it, but I'm not quite there yet. I'm glad it's at least readable. I'd really like to make this one again.

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ash1981 said...

Cheri, Just a quick update for you... =) You thought the Trinity Stitch Blanket took you a long time!.... I have been working on it for about a year & a half & still have quite a way to go. I did increase the size by quite a bit & I've taken time off to enjoy the sunshine. In any case, I am back on it again. I'll keep you posted on how it goes.

Cheri said...

Ash1981-
Thanks so much for your comment. I am happy to see people are enjoying the pattern. I am hoping to get back to knitting soon, but judging by how long it took me to reply to this, it's hard to say! Cheri

ash1981 said...

I just posted pics on my blog of the project.... You're more than welcome to take a look if you'd like. ash1981.blogspot.com