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Infant's Trinity Stitch Prayer Shawl


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Close up Trinity Stitch

A close-up on the Trinity Stitch.

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  1. Using color A, cast on 116 stitches.
  2. Work in Trinity Stitch (see below) for 10 inches, or until you're almost out of yarn, ending with one of the pattern rows (not a purl row).
  3. Change to color B, knit 1 row.
  4. Continue in Trinity Stitch, beginning with the next pattern row, for 10 inches or until you're almost out of yarn again, ending with a pattern row.
  5. Change back to color A and knit 1 row.
  6. Continue in Trinity Stitch with the next pattern row and work 10 inches. Bind of in purl on one of the purl rows.

Note: for a bigger shawl, just continue knitting in pattern, changing colors every 10 inches or so, or as desired. You can also make a solid-colored shawl in the same manner. Embellish when finished with fringe or a crocheted border, if desired, though you will need more yarn for this, regardless of the size of your project.

Trinity Stitch:

Row 1 (right side): Purl.

Row 2: *(Knit 1, purl 1, knit 1) all in the same stitch, purl 3 together. Repeat from * across.

Row 3: Purl.

Row 4: *Purl 3 together, (knit 1, purl 1, knit 1) all in the same stitch. Repeat from * across.

Repeat these four rows for pattern.

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