Fancy Stitch Combos – Blackberry Stitch

Instructions for working the Blackberry Stitch:
Cast-on a multiple of 4 stitches.
Rows 1 and 3 (RS): Purl
Row 2: *P3tog, (K1, P1, ktbl) into same stitch*
Row 4: *(K1, P1, ktbl) into same stitch, P3tog*
Repeat these 4 rows to desired length.
Bind-off on the RS of the work, using a normal bind-off.

This week is the fourth video in a new series called Fancy Stitch Combos. In this series I hope to demonstrate stitches that have been requested, and hopefully introduce you to some new ones that I think are pretty and useful. Feel free to drop me a note if you’d like to submit an idea for a video in this series.

Information on things you’ll see in this video:

The sweater I’m wearing is my Ombre Dyed Sweater, pattern + video tutorial.

The scarf on the mannequin is One Row Handspun Scarf, knit with Cascade 220.

The bulky yarn I used in the sample is Berroco Peruvia Quick.

The “blackberry” colored cotton yarn I used in the smaller sample is Cascade Sierra, in color Heathered Pansy.

The wood needles I use for demonstration are by Clover, size 10.5 (6.5mm).

17 comments on “Fancy Stitch Combos – Blackberry Stitch

  1. Staci
    I am LOVING the Fancy Stitch Combos :-) I am a NEWBEE to knitting and finding your Very Pink website VERY helpful….Thank You :-)

    ps Your Dup. Stitch advice on the Fingerless Mitts (thumb reinforcement) was very helpful also :-)

  2. Great stitch! I’ve never seen it before and look forward to giving it a try. I’m going to have a great assortment of dishcloths, LOL!

  3. Really neat stitch! I was thinking how neat it would look on a pair of mittens with a plain thumb, but would it be feasible?


  4. Sorry, Julia – I don’t think I mention a lace scarf in this video. I’m happy to share any pattern with you, if you can give me more information.

    S t a c i

  5. Carol – that depends on the yarn you choose. If you choose a worsted weight yarn, I believe I used size 7 US needles. If you’re using any other weight of yarn, a good needle size to try is the one suggested on the ball band.

    S t a c i

  6. Hi Staci,

    I was wondering are the instructions for this stitch in the round the same? I think I saw a hat that uses this stitch and I loved it!

    Thanks for your videos!

  7. I love this stitch!!! I would really like to work it on an item worked in the round, like a purse…would the pattern be the same for in the round work? Thanks! :)

  8. Grace – most of my Fancy Stitch Combo stitches include instructions for working in-the-round, but not this one. You can figure it out, however – just change up the Ks for Ps and the Ps for Ks on every wrong-side row. There may be some minor tweaking beyond that, but this stitch seems pretty straightforward. Sorry I don’t have time to help you with this!

    S t a c i

  9. Love this stitch tutorial! I can’t wait to try it!

    I think it would work nicely as a sweater back to give a bit of cushion for when the chair is lacking adequate padding.

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