Trinity Stitch Knit

Gull Stitch Knitting
left: Slipped Cable Rib right: Mock Gull Stitch

When is a cable not a cable? When it is done like this (or as a Cross-Stitch Cable, Yarn-Over Cable, etc.) This mock cable is a good approximation of a little Horseshoe Cable, done without cabling.

Multiple of 8 sts plus 2.

Row 1 (Wrong side)—K2, * p6, k2; rep from *. Row 2—P2, * si 1 wyib, k4, si 1 wyib, p2; rep from *. Row 3—K2, * si 1 wyif, p4, si 1 wyif, k2; rep from *. Row 4—Repeat Row 2. Row 5—Repeat Row 3.

Row 6—P2, * drop sl-st off needle to front of work, k2, then pick up sl-st and knit it; si next 2 sts, drop sl-st to front of work, si the same 2 sts back onto left-hand needle, pick up dropped sl-st and knit it; k2, p2; rep from *.

Repeat Rows 1-6.

VARIATION: MOCK GULL STITCH

This pattern, which is the reverse of a Slipped Cable Rib, is so similar to the beautiful classic Gull Stitch (so popular in Aran sweaters) that only a really experienced eye can tell the difference.

Multiple of 8 sts plus 2.

Row 1 (Wrong side)—K2, * p6, k2; rep from *. Row 2—P2, * k2, si 2 wyib, k2, p2; rep from *. Row 3—K2, * p2, si 2 wyif, p2, k2; rep from *. Row 4—Repeat Row 2. Row 5—Repeat Row 3.

Row 6—P2, * si next 2 sts, drop 1 sl-st to front of work, si the same 2 sts back onto left-hand needle, pick up dropped sl-st and knit it; k2; drop next sl-st to front of work, k2, pick up dropped sl-st and knit it; p2; rep from *.

Repeat Rows 1-6.

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