Monday, August 8, 2011

how to knit a slip stitch honeycomb pattern

Slip stitch honeycomb creates what looks like a honeycomb in the project that you are knitting. It is a simple pattern that is created by simply slipping stitches in one color of yarn while moving to another color yarn. For this pattern, it is best if you use two different colors that are different but compliment each other rather than two colors that are distinctly different.

Difficulty:
Moderately Easy

Instructions



Things You'll Need


  • Main Color Yarn
  • Contrast Color Yarn
  • Knitting Needles

    • 1
      Cast on a multiple of 8 stitches for your project using the main color yarn. This means that you must use 8 multiplied any number of times to work the pattern repeats over.
    • 2
      Knit all the stitches in row 1 with the contrast color yarn.
    • 3
      Purl all the stitches in row 2 with the contrast color yarn.
    • 4
      Switch to the main color yarn and begin the pattern of knitting 6 stitches and slipping 2 knit wise. In knitting abbreviation form row 3 is: K6, Sl2 KW.
    • 5
      Repeat the instructions in step 4 for rows 4, 5, and 6.
    • 6
      Knit all the stitches in row 7 using the contrast color yarn.
    • 7
      Purl all the stitches in row 8 using the contrast color yarn.
    • 8
      Switch to the main color yarn and begin knitting the pattern for row 9 of knitting 2 stitches, slipping 2 stitches, and then knitting 6 stitches. End the row by knitting 4 stitches. In abbreviation: *K2, sl2, K6*, repeat between **, end row with K4.
    • 9
      Repeat step 8 for rows 10, 11 and 12.
    • 10
      Repeat steps 2 through 9 until your project is the length that you want it. Complete the pattern through either row 6 or 12 then bind off.

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