I’ve had my eye on things on the web made with honeycomb stitch for a while now…it looks a little tricky and I wasn’t 100% sure how to do it.
There’s a pattern for it in this book…(that I’ve been wanting to use for ages)…
It’s called VJunkie and apparently was inspired by vampire blood addicts from the True Blood tv Series. (I kid you not). I think Ms Yu and I must be of different generations or something – which isn’t to say that the pattern isn’t fab, because it is…but further than Twilight I do not go…
So here is my version of the same. Decidedly unvampirey. In fact so girly that the 16 year old I was provisionally knitting for rolled her eyes and declared that she wasn’t 6 and did I really think she would wear something like that. ‘Wait till they’re finished my dear’, said I, but between you and me, they are going to be very twee, very twee indeed. But that’s OK. I can do a little bit of twee every now and then. When you’re almost 50 you really don’t care anymore and will wear pretty much anything!
What I will say, is that what I have rechristened the honeycomb stitch is a sinch. Easy peasy and apart from miscounting rows you really can’t go wrong.
I learned something new today.
That’s always a good thing.
(Thanks again to all the peeps who left lovely comments yesterday – you are the BEST! You know that, don’t you! I don’t know what I’d do sometimes without all my wonderful friends out there in the ether!)