Raspberry Stitch: how-to

The Raspberry Stitch is yet another big knitting classic!

Also known as “Trinity Stitch”, it’s easy to look at the little bumps on the surface and immediately think about raspberries.

Its 3D texture is so rich and it makes you want to try knitting with different types of yarn, from the thinnest to the thickest, to see how the result changes every time.

We knitted this swatch using Re-Cashmere yarn (super eco-friendly! ☘️ See how it’s made here) in the color Hazelnut and 4 mm (US 6) Beechwood knitting needles.

Continue reading and see how easy it is!

How to knit the Raspberry Stitch

Cast on a multiple of 4 stitches.

Row 1 (and following odd rows):

Purl row.

Row 2:
  • *3 stitches into 1 (knit 1 stitch, purl 1 stitch and knit 1 stitch into the same stitch), purl 3 stitches together*.
  • Repeat from * to * until the end of the row.
Row 4:
  • *Purl 3 stitches together, 3 stitches into 1 (knit 1 stitch, purl 1 stitch and knit 1 stitch into the same stitch)*.
  • Repeat from * to * until the end of the row.

Repeat Rows 1 – 4 until your piece is the length your project requires.


To knit 3 stitches into 1, you will have to repeat the steps to knit and purl as usual, but do not let the stitch you are working drop off the left needle: continue working inserting the right needle into the loop of the same stitch.

Once you’ve worked 1 knit stitch, 1 purl stitch and 1 knit stitch into the same stitch, you can drop the stitch off the left needle as you normally would. It might feel a little odd, but it will become natural as you go on with the pattern 🙂

Raspberry Stitch Chart


If you’re looking for inspiration…

So many garments, accessories and home decor pieces to knit using the Raspberry Stitch. Cowls, scarves and hats are total go-to’s, but also blankets and pillowcases.

Some other great ideas would definitely be placemats, table cloths as well as cotton face cloths for your skincare routine!

Have you grabbed your needles already? 🧶 Let us know which knitting project you are planning on diving into and share your creations on Instagram using the hashtag #bettaknit! 😉