Trinity Stitch is an easy knitting stitch that involves increasing one stitch into three, then decreasing three stitches into one. It makes bobble-like puffs on the fabric, giving it a lot of texture and making the fabric nice and warm.
This pint-sized Trinity Stitch Prayer Shawl is great for a christening or simply as a new baby gift to show the child's parents you're thinking of them. The exact same project, striped or not, can also be made in larger sizes for bigger people if you'd prefer.
- about 400 yards of color A and 200 yards of color B in a light-worsted weight wool yarn of your choice (I used Louet Riverstone Light/Worsted in Rose and Pink Panther)
- one set of size 7 US (4.5 mm) knitting needles, or a size 7 circular needle to make the knitting more comfortable
- tape measure, scissors, yarn needle
24 stitches and 24 rows per 4 inches (6 stitches and 6 rows per inch) in Trinity Stitch. Gauge is not critical.
Finished prayer shawl is 18 inches wide and 30 inches long, for use by a child. To make the project for a bigger person, buy about twice as much yarn and work until about 60 inches, in stripes or not.