Jul
15

Honeycomb Stitch for Home Decor

Honeycomb Stitch Knitting Tutorial

Honeycomb Stitch for Home Decor

This week on Ask Me Monday I show two ways how to knit the Honeycomb Stitch, a great and hearty stitch option for home decor items like the Organize knIT basket (see bottom of post). Keep this stitch pattern in mind (or better yet, Pin this page so you’ll have it) for making pillows or trivets in super chunky yarn, or super-warm garments in lighter weight fibers. Enjoy! 

 


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Honeycomb Stitch Swatches

MATERIALS

Any weight yarn (Super Chunky works great for home decor!)

Knitter’s Pride Knitting Needles (I especially dig their Ginger Interchangeable set)

Knitter’s Pride Wool Needle

Optional: Stitch Marker 

 

SPECIAL STITCH

k1B = knit 1 below. Insert needle into the next stitch, 1 row down; knit.

Honeycomb Stitch (Worked Flat)

Worked over an odd number of stitches.

CO 11 sts.

Note: I used super chunky yarn and size U.S. 17 needles. If working at a smaller gauge, CO a larger amount of stitches.

Row 1: Knit.

Row 2 (RS): *K1, k1B; rep from * to last st, k1.

Row 3: *K1, pick up extra loop created from K1B and place it on your LH needle, k2tog the loop with the next st; rep to last st, k1.

Row 4:*K1B, k1; rep from * to last st, k1B.

Row 5: *Pick up extra loop created from K1B and 0pkace it on your LH needle, k2tog the loop with the next st, k1; rep to last st, pick up extra loop created from K1B and place it on your LH needle, k2tog the loop with the next st.

Repeat Rows 2-5 for pattern stitch, and until swatch is desired length.

Knit 1 row.

BO.

Honeycomb Stitch (Worked In-the-Round)

Worked over an even number of stitches.

CO as many even sts as needed to fill up your circular needle. Place marker and join round, taking care not to twist.

Rnd 1: Purl.

Rnd 2 (RS): *K1, k1B; rep from * around.

Rnd 3: *P1, pick up extra loop created from K1B and place it on your LH needle, p2tog the loop with the next st; rep from * around.

Rnd 4:*K1B, k1; rep from * around.

Rnd 5: *Pick up extra loop created from K1B and 0pkace it on your LH needle, p2tog the loop with the next st, p1; rep from * around.

Repeat Rnds 2-5 for pattern stitch, and until swatch is desired length.

Knit 1 row.

BO.

 

Honeycomb Stitch: Make This!

Honeycomb Stitch Knit Basket by Vickie Howell for YarnYAY.com

Now that you’ve got this stitch pattern down, are you ready to put it into action?  The Organize knIT basket is a great application for the technique! This basket can be used as a planter cozy, or a catch-all for anything in your home. The pattern. along with the upcycled t-shirt We Are Knitters Fabric Yarn, come in The July YarnYAY! Subscription Box. Get yours today!

 

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3 Responses to “Honeycomb Stitch for Home Decor”

  1. Em lemon

    I love your Sheepish yarn. Buying it is a huge challenge. The Caron link doesn’t work, cannot find any other resources that are trusted. Any ideas. Do you sell your yarn in your website?

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