Monday, September 01, 2014

BRAMBLE STITCH

STITCH OF THE MONTH – September 2014
The Bramble stitch is also known as the Raspberry, Cluster or Trinity stitch. The right side is richly textured with raised diagonally staggered clusters while the back side has a flat but interesting texture.

It has great history in Aran knits where it is rich in symbolism. The stitch is used in combination with other stitches and cables to produce beautiful sweaters and afghans.

The Bramble stitch adds great texture to knitted projects. The texture ensures that the fabric doesn’t curl making it a great choice for edgings and borders.



Bramble Stitch
(Multiples of 4 + 2 stitches)
Row 1 (RS) Purl.
Row 2         K1, *(k1, p1, k1), p3tog; repeat from * to last stitch, k1.
Row 3         K1, *p3tog, (k1, p1, k1); repeat from * to last stitch, k1.
Row 4         Purl.
These 4 rows form the Bramble Stitch.


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