How to Knit the German Honeycomb Stitch

Stitch Description

This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the german honeycomb stitch. This stitch creates a beautiful eyelet pattern. The german honeycomb stitch would be great for shawls, overblouses, and head scarves!

Video Tutorial

Abbreviations

K
Knit Stitch
P
Purl Stitch
YO
Yarn Over
P2TOG
Purl Two Together
K2TOG
Knit Two Together
SSK
Slip Slip Knit
P2TOG TBL
Purl Two Together Through The Back Loop


Stitch Details

  Skill Level
Intermediate

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 6

  Pattern Repeat 
Multiples of 4

Stitch Characteristics

Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Any odd number of stitches

  • Row 1 (RS): Knit.
  • Row 2: P2, *p2tog-b, yo, p2tog; rep from *, end p2.
  • Row 3: K3, *(k1, p1) into the yo of previous row, k2; rep from *, end k1.
  • Row 4: Purl.
  • Row 5: P2, *K2tog, yo, ssk; rep from *.
  • Row 6: P1, *(k1, p1) into the yo of previous row, p2; rep from *, end last rep p1.
  • Repeat rows 1 – 6 until you have reached your desired length.

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