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How to increase in Blackberry stitch, can anybody help please

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CraftyGranny Mon 17-Jan-22 23:48:18

I am knitting a jumper, which has a plain body and the sleeves are in blackberry stitch, also known as trinity or raspberry stitch. I have used blackberry stitch before mainly in aran but never at the edge of the garment.

Can anybody explain please how do I increase and incorporate these stitches in the pattern. Do I need to have made four increases each end before I can incorporate these stitches in the pattern.

I hope this makes sense. I am ready to bung it in a bag and add to my stash!

Many thanks.

karmalady Tue 18-Jan-22 05:14:37

pages 11 and 12

CraftyGranny Tue 18-Jan-22 08:49:22

Thank you Karmalady, I will give it a whirl and will let you know how I do.

Fingers crossed!

EllanVannin Tue 18-Jan-22 09:12:08

When my mum knitted for my D's it was nearly always in blackberry stitch grin She enjoyed her knitting though smile

Hetty58 Tue 18-Jan-22 09:16:10

CraftyGranny, I can't help but 'bung it in a bag and add to my stash' sounds so familiar. In my head, I'm finishing them 'later'.

CraftyGranny Tue 18-Jan-22 09:19:57

Unfortunately Hetty this is a jumper for my sister, so I feel obliged to finish it. On the plus side, I am going to get my machine out for the st,st, body! Is that cheating?

I call my stash 'Projects in Progress' and there are lots

CraftyGranny Tue 18-Jan-22 09:21:57

I enjoy knitting blackberry stitch too EV, but this shaping thing has me stumped

Nannina Fri 21-Jan-22 13:47:46

Shaping when knitting blackberry stitch (or any when stitches are made) formula: do your shaping decrease and then make sure every pattern increased stitch has a corresponding pattern decreased stitch

CraftyGranny Sat 05-Feb-22 19:17:32

Thank you again for your help.....

Now then, as I said in my opening thread, this is a jumper for my sister and I have the perfect solution. I am going to get out my knitting machine, the body is plain and I shall use a different stitch on the sleeves. Problem sorted. I know, it is cheating. But, to make it even easier, my sister wants me to show her how to use the machine because it is so long since she used one. She can knit it herself !!!