Honeycomb Variation

Another of my favorite stitches in the Stitch Guide is the Honeycomb variation. Knit and purl stitches create very unique patterns and this is another one of those. This honeycomb is easy to knit and can be used in blocks or simply as an entire pattern all on its own.

The picture below is of  the “right” side, although using either side as right side is up to you. They both add beautiful texture to your knitted piece.


This side, below,  is the “wrong” side; but either side is acceptable in any pattern you knit.


To create a Honeycomb Variation:

Cast on an odd number of stitches.

Rows 1 and 3:  Knit.

Row 2:  K1, * sl 1 wyib, k1; rep from *.

Row 4:  K2, *sl 1 wyib, k1; rep from *

Note:  “wyib” = with yarn in back.

Then, repeat these 4 rows for the pattern. I recommend keeping careful track of which row you’ve ended with; it’s easy to get mixed up and turned around unless you pay attention to which row you’ve just finished knitting. I use a Post-it® Note  and write down the row I’ve just completed before starting the next. This method has been most successful for me through the years.