The 3 Color Honeycomb Stitch

Stitch Description

The 3 Color Honeycomb stitch is a colorwork pattern made of hexagonal stripes which alternate between two colors. These hexagons are bordered by another color, and make the fabric look like honeycomb. This pattern is cleverly created using the mosaic colorwork technique, by only knitting with one color in a row at a time. The design incorporates slipped stitches at strategic points to make the honeycomb pattern.

Use the 3 color honeycomb stitch in baby blankets, scarves, or anything with wide fabric.

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Abbreviations

K
Knit Stitch
P
Purl Stitch
sl St
Slip Stitch

Stitch Details

  Skill Level
Intermediate

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 16

  Pattern Repeat 
Multiples of 8 + 4

Stitch Characteristics

Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Multiples of 8 + 4

Note: Slip all sts purlwise.

  • Row 1 (RS): Using color A, Knit.
  • Row 2: Knit.
  • Row 3: Using color B, K1, sl 2, *k6, sl 2; rep from * to last st, k1.
  • Row 4: P1, sl 2, *p6, sl 2; rep from * to last st, p1.
  • Row 5: K1, sl 2, *k6, sl 2; rep from * to last st, k1.
  • Row 6: P1, sl 2, *p6, sl 2; rep from * to last st, p1.
  • Row 7: K1, sl 2, *k6, sl 2; rep from * to last st, k1.
  • Row 8: P1, sl 2, *p6, sl 2; rep from * to last st, p1.
  • Row 9: Using color A, Knit.
  • Row 10: Knit.
  • Row 11: Using color C, K5, sl 2, *k6, sl 2; rep from * to last 5 sts, k5.
  • Row 12: P5, sl 2, *p6, sl 2; rep from * to last 5 sts, p5.
  • Row 13: K5, sl 2, *k6, sl 2; rep from * to last 5 sts, k5.
  • Row 14: P5, sl 2, *p6, sl 2; rep from * to last 5 sts, p5.
  • Row 15: K5, sl 2, *k6, sl 2; rep from * to last 5 sts, k5.
  • Row 16: P5, sl 2, *p6, sl 2; rep from * to last 5 sts, p5.

Repeat rows 1-16 until you have reached your desired length.

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