I had almost forgotten how to do this and realized there are no good tutorials on 3 strand braids on the internet - or if there are any, they are hiding from me:-)
|What you need|
|Extra Needle Held in the Front.|
You will need yarn, knitting needles and an extra needle. I tripled the yarn and used 8mm needles to get a really chunky braid. Then cast a multiple of 3 onto the knitting needle ( I used 15 stitches).
Recipe for 15 stitches :
Row 1 : K15 = Knit 15
Row 2 : P15 = Purl 15
Row 3 : C10F, K5 = Cast 5 masks onto the extra needle and hold it in the FRONT. Knit 5 from the original needle. Knit five from the extra needle. Knit the last 5.
Row 4 : Like row 2
Row 5 : Like row 1
Row 6 : Like row 2
Row 7 : K5, C10B = Knit 5. Cast 5 masks onto the extra needle and hold it in the BACK. Knit 5 from the original needle. Then knit the last five from the extra needle.
Row 8 : Like row 2
*Repeat the 8 rows.
Be careful not to twist the extra needle.
This "braid recipe"can be inserted in any knitting project. It would also make some nice pillows with a couple of braided rows.
Sorry about the grainy pictures my camera lens is currently in need of repair. Good Luck!