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Mar 25, 2019 21:54:56   #
marieomk
 
I'm designing a fanny pack & using the trinity stitch throughout, so I'll be increasing on every other row. I began with a 20 st cast on, purled 1st row, 2nd row is * (K, P, K) all in next st, P3 tog, repeat from * across. On my third row, which is the purl row I increased the 1st 2 sts as well as last 2 sts to keep my st count as a multiple of 4, giving me 24, because by just increasing 1 st each end my st count would be off. The 4th row is * P3 tog, (K, P, K) all in next st; repeat from * across. These 4 rows are repeated for pattern.
The problem is when I do 4th row I end up with 1 extra st at the end I can't do anything with. The st right before this is the (K, P, K) in next st so it's not like I can P3 tog at this point. Do I actually need to keep my st count a multiple of 4 or not? Is this where I'm going wrong? In all the years I've been knitting I've not run into a problem like this. Thanks in advance for some much needed help.
 
Mar 26, 2019 00:31:52   #
Jessica-Jean (a regular here)
 
The Trinity Stitch shawl begins with a single stitch and grows into a triangle: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/trinity-stitch-shawl
Mine: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/JessicaJean/trinity-stitch-shawl
Mar 26, 2019 01:01:36   #
Judy M (a regular here)
 
Hmmm. multiples of 4
Mar 26, 2019 01:32:15   #
deshka (a regular here)
 
I love using this stitch pattern on Fisherman knits, but it sure gets to me when time to decrease them. I DO NOT KNOW!sorry, I don't know how to increase it either.
Mar 26, 2019 07:56:59   #
Londonlady (a regular here)
 
I own a Trinity Stitch Shawl pattern and the instructions for this are as follows and hopefully may help with your pattern:-

Cast on 3 sts
Row 1: (RS) Purl
Row 2: (k1, p1) in first st, (k1, p1, k1) in next st, (p1, k1) in last st
Row 3: Purl
Row 4: (k1, p1) in first st, (k1, p1, k1) in next st, *p3tog, (k1, p1, k1) in next st; rep from * across to last st, (p1, k1) in last st
Then Rows 3 and 4 are repeated until depth of shawl is achieved and then end with a Row 3
Mar 26, 2019 09:20:47   #
RoxyCatlady
 
It would seem your trinity stitch is a multiple of four PLUS THREE. So, you purl three, then three-in-one, repeat across the row, then end purl three. To stagger the stitches, you would purl six, three in one, repeat and purl the last six.
 
Mar 26, 2019 11:44:58   #
JTM (a regular here)
 
marieomk wrote:
I'm designing a fanny pack & using the trinity stitch throughout, so I'll be increasing on every other row. I began with a 20 st cast on, purled 1st row, 2nd row is * (K, P, K) all in next st, P3 tog, repeat from * across. On my third row, which is the purl row I increased the 1st 2 sts as well as last 2 sts to keep my st count as a multiple of 4, giving me 24, because by just increasing 1 st each end my st count would be off. The 4th row is * P3 tog, (K, P, K) all in next st; repeat from * across. These 4 rows are repeated for pattern.
The problem is when I do 4th row I end up with 1 extra st at the end I can't do anything with. The st right before this is the (K, P, K) in next st so it's not like I can P3 tog at this point. Do I actually need to keep my st count a multiple of 4 or not? Is this where I'm going wrong? In all the years I've been knitting I've not run into a problem like this. Thanks in advance for some much needed help.
I'm designing a fanny pack & using the trinity... (show quote)


K3tog (kpk) in next stitch is a 4 stitch repeat....if your count is off on fourth row...one of two things ha happened...either you mis-counted on increase row, or you missed one of the k3tos, and only did a k2tog once.
Mar 26, 2019 16:07:03   #
marieomk
 
Thank you, this is very helpful to me.
Mar 26, 2019 16:10:12   #
marieomk
 
Thank you so much for responding, this will be very helpful in going forward with my project.
Mar 26, 2019 19:16:03   #
marieomk
 
Thank you all for your helpful tips, its enabled me to figure out how to go about this project, and its working. I can't wait to share a picture of my work once I've finished. Awesome group of people, thanks again.
Mar 27, 2019 05:26:49   #
Londonlady (a regular here)
 
marieomk wrote:
Thank you all for your helpful tips, its enabled me to figure out how to go about this project, and its working. I can't wait to share a picture of my work once I've finished. Awesome group of people, thanks again.


Good, can't wait to see the finished project.
 
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