Blackberry Stitch, aka Trinity Stitch, in the Round

Trinity blackberry Stitch knitting
Knitting blackberry, AKA Trinity, stitch.

I couldn’t find a straightforward explanation for knitting blackberry stitch — also known as the trinity stitch — in the round as when you knit a hat, so here goes:
 
The stitch is knit in multiples of four stitches. Knit in multiples of four rows until your desired length is reached. 

Row 1: Purl all stitches.

Row 2: *k3tog, (p1, k1, p1) into the next stitch; rep from * to end.

Row 3: Purl all stitches.

Row 4: *(p1, k1, p1) into the next stitch, k3tog; rep from * to end.

I’m currently knitting a hat from the bottom up. CO 96, (k1,p1) for 30 rows, then blackberry stitch until I decrease. I’ll let you know how it goes. (EDIT: It was cute!)

One tip is to keep the 1st and 3rd rows — the purl rows — looser than you normally knit, because knitting three stitches together on the front-facing side will give you hand cramps. This is a remarkably satisfying knit, however, because the little bobs of yarn give you so much texture.

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