Saturday, May 14, 2011

Musings on the Trinity Stitch

I'm always looking for crochet stitches that give you a nice drapey knit-like feel.  Let's just put it this way - I love the feel of knit without having to knit.  I know it will just take practice to get better at knitting, but for now I am having so much fun and get so much pleasure from crocheting that I'd rather just find great crochet stitches that look or feel knitty.  Back to my point . . . the trinity stitch.  Wow, it is so beautiful and definitely feels drapey and fabricky.  So far my favorite stitch is the granite stitch but trinity is a close second.  So my question is, how did the trinity stitch get its name?  I did a google search and couldn't find the answer right off the bat.  If anyone knows, please comment and share!  My guesses are either because the stitch looks kinda like a cross or because the stitch creates 3 tiny little lines between stitches.
I'm working on a cowl featuring the trinity stitch and just love the texture feel of it.  I think I stated in my last post that I wasn't going to do anymore cowls for awhile.  Okay for real, this will be my last cowl for a little while at least.  This one is very simple and is coming out beautifully.  I'm working with Debbie Bliss Andes yarn and WOW, that is some soft luxurious yarn! It is mulberry silk and alpaca and just a dream to work with.

For a great tutorial on how to do the trinity stitch check here. 

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