Harmony Blanket KAL: The Shamrock & the Trinity

This week, I've teamed up with Marie from Underground Crafter, Pia from Stitches ‘N’ Scraps, Joanita from Creative Crochet Workshop, and 9 other knitting designers in the Harmony Blanket KAL. What's the Harmony Blanket KAL? Every Thursday from January through November 2018, we’ll share a free 6” square pattern for a total of 48 free patterns. Join them together to make your own Harmony Blanket or knit them separately to learn new stitches!

Lion Brand generously provided us with yarn for this KAL, so all of the patterns are knit with Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice, a medium (worsted, #4) weight 100% acrylic yarn. This is the first time I've knit with Vanna's Choice, and I found it a perfect yarn for this type of project. I chose Kelly Green because everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day!

My square uses the Trinity stitch. I chose this stitch in honor of St. Patrick who used the shamrock to explain the Trinity. Legend says that St. Patrick asked, "Is this one leaf or 3?" The answer: a shamrock is both one leaf and three just like God is both God and the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

If you like this stitch, I use a version of it in my Aspen Winter Cowl pattern.

Note: To (K1, P1, K1) in one stitch, knit a stitch, purl the same stitch, then knit again through the back loop.

Harmony Blanket Square #11: The Trinity Stitch

Using Size 9 needles, cast on 32 stitches.


Row 1: Knit to the last stitch, P1
Rows 2 - 4: Slip 1 knitwise, K to last stitch, P1

Trinity Stitch Body

pm = place marker (I found this useful to keep track of the border stitches.)

Row 1: (WS) Slip 1 knitwise, K3, pm, P to end, pm, K3, P1
Row 2: (RS) Slip 1 knitwise, K3, (K1, P1, K1) all in the same stitch, P3tog, repeat trinity stitch pattern until the last 4 stitches, K3, P1
Row 3: Slip 1 knitwise, K3, P to end, K3, P1
Row 4: Slip 1 knitwise, K3, P3tog, (K1, P1, K1) all in the same stitch, repeat trinity stitch pattern until last 4 stitches, K3, P1

Repeat rows 1 - 4 seven times

Repeat row 1 once more


Repeat border Rows 1 - 4

Bind off

If you decide to knit my square, the other squares in the KAL, and/or the blanket, share your progress and post pictures of your finished projects! You can tag your projects and posts with #KALCorner on all social media. If you knit my square, please tag with #KRPHarmony. There's a ravelry thread for the KAL in the Underground Crafter group. The entire Harmony Blanket KAL schedule can be found here.

Stay tuned to my second contribution to this KAL in August!


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