Knit the Honeycomb stitch pattern

This unusual textured stitch is quick and easy to knit, with fantastic and effective results.

Honeycomb stitch pattern

Textured stitches can transform a piece of knitting from being a flat fabric to full of life! The Honeycomb stitch adds a whole new layer to your knitting, and can create a wonderful 3D effect.

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This stitch pattern is brilliant for adding texture. It would be great on jumpers and cardigans, and we think it would look fab made into a simple tote bag!

To knit the Honeycomb stitch, just follow this stitch pattern to the desired length:

Honeycomb

NOTE Slip sts purlwise with yarn at WS of work.

Cast on a multiple of 14 sts plus 5. (Try 47 sts.)

Rows 1 & 3 (RS) Purl.

Row 2 Knit.

Row 4 P8, s13, *P11, s13; rep from * to last 8 sts, P8.

Row 5 K8, s13, *K11, s13; rep from * to last 8 sts, K8.

Rows 6 & 8 P8, s13, *P11, sl3; rep from * to last 8 sts, P8.

Row 7 K8, s13, *K11, s13; rep from * to last 8 sts, K8.

Rows 9-11 As rows 1–3.

Row 12 P1, s13, *P11, s13; rep from * to last st, P1.

Row 13 K1, s13, *K11, s13; rep from * to last st, K1.

Rows 14 & 16 P1, s13, *P11, s13; rep from * to last st, P1.

Row 15 K1, s13, *K11, s13; rep from * to last st, K1.

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Rep rows 1-16 to form pattern.