Honeycomb Stitch Pattern is an intricate all-over pattern that looks complex but it’s quite easy to make. To make this knit pattern, along with the basic knowledge of knits and purls you need two basic cable stitches.
The Honeycomb Stitch Pattern creates a thick textured fabric that resembles the hexagonal shelves in a honeycomb. It is not a reversible pattern unlike some of the previous patterns in the series.
If you are just starting off with cable stitches, then Honeycomb Stitch is the perfect pattern to get a feel of cable knitting. It’s one of the beginner-friendly cable knit patterns.
The free knit pattern is perfect for making a throw, cozy pillows, and even scarves.
Cable stitches are ideal to create textured motifs that resemble, as the name suggests, twisting cables that run across the knitted fabric. Most common cable stitches include stockinette stitches twisting over each other every couple of rows. Typically, these cables have a background of reverse stockinette stitches.
Conventionally, most people use cable needles to make cable stitches however it is not an essential requirement. You can learn to make cable stitches with regular knitting needles as well.
In the Honeycomb Stitch Pattern, we use two cable stitches – C2F and C2B. The first one refers to a 1×1 cable that leans to the left (called left-leaning cable) and the second one 1×1 cable that leans to the right (called right-leaning cable). Both the cable stitches are worked over two stitches.
Multiple of 4
This free knit pattern is written in US terms. You can also check out other common knit abbreviations.
|C2F||Cable 2 Front (sl 1 to CN, hold in front, k1, k1 from CN)|
|C2B||Cable 2 Back (sl 1 to CN, hold in back, k1, k1 from CN)|
CO Multiple of 4.
|Row 1:||(RS) – * C2F, C2B; rep from * to end.|
|Row 3:||* C2B, C2F; rep from * to end.|
Repeat this free knit pattern (4 rows) until you have reached the desired length for your work.
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