How to knit honeycomb stitch

Published on June 22, 2020 2 min read

Create a buzz by learning to knit the honeycomb stitch with Anna Nikipirowicz! The honeycomb cable stitch is a gorgeous knitting technique that creates a beautiful textured honeycomb effect in your fabric. The bee’s knee when teamed-up with other cable stitches to produce stunning sweaters, cozy cardigans and statement accessories that look good enough to eat!

Honeycomb stitch is created with of two-stitch cables, sometimes called twisted stitches, next to each other but opposite in twist direction.

With honeycomb cables, all cable stitches are knitted. So all stitches on the wrong side are purled. Honeycomb stitches are either formed with cables, slipped stitches, or both!

In this tutorial we'll show you how to knit a basic honeycomb stitch step-by-step using a cable needle so you can unlock a whole hive of fabulous new projects!

Abbreviations

C4B – cable 4 back – slip next 2 sts onto cable needle and hold at the back of work, knit 2, then knit 2 from cable needle

C4F – cable 4 front, slip next 2 sts onto cable needle and hold at the front of work, knit 2, then knit 2 from cable needle

K – knit

P – purl

RS – right side

St(s) – stitch(es)

How to honeycomb stitch

1

Cast on a multiple of 8 + 2.

2

Row 1: knit all the way along. And then for row 2 purl to the end of the row.

3

Row 3: Knit 1, C4B, C4F to last stitch, K1.

4

Row 4: Purl to the end.

5

Row 5: Knit to the end. Row 6: Purl to the end.

6

Row 7: Knit 1, C4F, C4B to the last stitch, K1.

7

Row 8: Purl to the end.

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