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Hexagon knitting! (with instruction inside)

March 9, 2007 21 Comments


This is my first time to use double points to knit hexagons.

I actually inspired from the book “KNITTING NATURE”, it showed us how to knit different shapes.
I planned to attach the hexagons together to make a blanket for my baby.

hexagons yarn

The yarn is very soft, it’s from Blue Sky Alpaca Dyed Cotton yarn, I chose the beige, purple, light pink, light blue and darker pink for this hexagons combination. It should be really nice after sewing them together!

cast on

I cast on 30 stitches for each needle, and place a marker for every 15 stitches in each needle (that marks the corner of the hexagon.).

1st & 2nd rnd: knit
*3rd rnd: [K2tog, knit to 2 sts before next marker, ssk ] 6 times.
Work 2 rnds even (St st)*
Repeat from * to * until there are 3 stitches left between markers

step 2

work 2 rnds even, then*k2tog; rep from * around, now 9 sts left .

step 3

Break yarn and thread through remaining sts and pull tight and fasten off.

bind off

It sounds easy, right? Once you get used to hold the double points, you will find this very easy.
For more advanced knittes, they will add some motifs to the hexagons such as cable or lace paern.

However, it will take some time to finish off the blanket because I have to make many hexagons to complete a full size blanket!!