Mock honeycomb stitch is an elegant-looking knitting stitch pattern.
You can use it for garments like sweaters and cardigans as well as home decor items like blankets, pillows, and towels.
k1 uls: an uncommon stitch
k1 uls is not a stitch you see every day, so I think it deserves a little extra attention.
k1 uls means to knit one stitch under loose strand or in this case strands.
This is done by inserting your knitting needle under the strands from the slipped stitches on previous rows and knitting the stitch. This captures the strands and is what forms the rhomb shape in this stitch pattern.
Do you think it sounds complicated? It’s not, but it is hard to explain in writing. You can see how easy it is in the video below!
Knitting video tutorial: Mock Honeycomb stitch
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Cast on in multiples of 4+1
This pattern is a 12-row repeat
All even rows are purl rows and wrong side rows. (2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12)
Row 1: k1, *sl3 wyif, k1*, repeat *–* to the end of the row
Row 2 and all wrong side rows: Purl all stitches
Row 3: k1, *sl3 wyif, k1*, repeat *–* to the end of the row
Row 5: k2, *k1 uls, k3, *, repeat *–* to 3 last stitches k1 ups, k2
Row 7: k3, *sl3 wyif, k1*, repeat *–* to 2 last stitches k2
Row 9: k3, *sl3 wyif, k1*, repeat *–* to 2 last stitches k1
Row 11: k4, *k1 uls, k3*, repeat *–* to last stitch, k1
Repeat the 12 rows as many times as needed!
Good luck 🙂
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