I recently started to swatch new stitch patterns again after about 6 months of working with my yarn stash. I spent the Summer knitting hats and designing a few. I’ll be posting more about those soon. In the meantime, be sure to sign up for my newsletter so you can be the first to see the new pattern releases, get your free Friends and Family Knit Dress Dishcloth, and find the discount codes for select patterns.
Today’s stitch pattern is called Triple Stripes and the possibilities are endless for its uses.
I found this pattern in my stitch dictionary The Big Book of Knitting Stitch Patterns. The pattern is knit in multiples of 8 stitches and contains sections of garter stitch and 3 slip stitches to create the stripes. I cast on 32 stitches for my swatch on U.S. Size 7 needles giving me a gauge of 5 stitches to the inch with Cascade 220 worsted weight yarn.
Here’s a few of my ideas for using this stitch pattern.
- A single repeat would be lovely as the center spine of a triangular shawl.
- Increasing the garter stitch sections and using the stripes would create a lovely cowl or traditional scarf. The scarf would be an interesting project for a beginning knitter.
- How about as part of a blanket?
- Maybe in a sweater. Check out Deb Newton’s sweater from Knit Simple magazine. I think I could use this stitch pattern in that pattern to create a fun and easy knit.
So what do you think? What would you enjoy knitting with this stitch pattern?