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Pink Honeycomb

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

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)…

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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!

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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.

Helen

(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!)

15 Responses to “Pink Honeycomb”

  1. Susan Says:

    Better making socks for someone who appreciates them (yourself) than someone who won’t (16 year old). Knitting still a complete mystery to me but I like the pattern.

  2. Gillian Says:

    Mmm, I like that pattern. The furthest I’ve got with socks is a how-to book, and browsing the yarn…I have begun another crochet blanket though 🙂

  3. Elisabeth Says:

    That is a lovely pattern. I don’t knit much but I might have to try that one out one day. As for the pink, my little girl is still so pink and girly (as you are at the age of nearly 5) that I’m looking forward to the day that she rolls her eyes when I buy something pink 🙂

  4. Diane Neale Says:

    Lovely. You make me so jealous – my knitting is nowhere near as neat. And I still love pink, maybe because I was never dressed. In pink being a ginga!

  5. Sarah Says:

    i don’t even venture as far as Twilight! I read the first book coz i thought I should to be able to comment on it, but really didn’t enjoy it. Sorry, it was just rubbish!

  6. Flying Blind Says:

    I would keep and wear them out of principal now, even if she loves them!!!

  7. Sarah narcoleptic.. Says:

    Ohh that is fabulous! nothing wrong with the pink at all. do you do fingerless gloves? That pattern would look soooo cool… Do you take comissions? 😉

  8. Tanya Says:

    That knitting looks very complicated and effective – I love this stitch….. are 16 years olds just ungrateful for anything???

  9. diane stanley Says:

    I wish I had inherited the knitting jean, but I don’t think they exist in my family. You are a knitting wizard!That stitch is beautiful.

  10. Katy Says:

    I watched the first Twilight film when bored one wet afternoon and it was on Sky. Yeah, you’re missing nothing ;o)

  11. Catherine Says:

    Wow, what a great knit, live the pattern. I’d my 18 year old self could see me know, she would have a fit 🙂

  12. Ailsa Says:

    Love the sock!

    I’m knitting socks at present but just a basic stocking stitch pattern. The old brain can’t cope with much else!

  13. Kathy E. Says:

    I did 2 pair of the “circle socks” from Ravelry. It is the same as your pattern. I LOVED making them and how they turned out. A fun knit!

  14. Annabella Says:

    See I don’t think they are twee at all! They are super lovely Helen – I am in awe as always at your knitting skills.

  15. Jane Says:

    Looks lovely! Definitely keep them for yourself, they will be super comfortable. She’s just being a super sensitive 16 year old – they seem either to be very very into pink or can’t bear even a hint of it. Overall I think I’d prefer one of the latter 16 year olds