Wednesday, February 03, 2016
First off, I hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas and that your new year is starting off great. It's February and as familiar as blogging is to me, this almost seems completely new because I haven't posted anything for a while. Not to make excuses, for during my absence, we took a much awaited trip to visit our family and friends for Christmas and I had a lovely time with my family especially my sisters. So, please bear with me as I try to pick up where I left off.
I am starting off this first blog post for the new year with this nicely textured stitch called the honeycomb cable stitch. This pattern is from newstitchaday.com and you can find the pattern here.
For the past couple of weeks, I knitted a few hats featuring this lovely stitch using two sizes of needles and worsted-weight yarn that is 100% acrylic.
These hats were knitted using flat knitting, there is a running seam to secure the hat. As you can see, there is just a slight difference between the two hats as far as the honeycombs. I used US 7 straight needles for the seafoam and US 9 straight needles for the gray.
I was not crazy about how the seafoam hat's top turned out. I thought the twists were not well defined. I do love the color, though!
The gray hat turned out to be a better fit. The natural tension of the stitch made the seafoam hat a bit tighter with the smaller needles.
For this navy version, I added a pompom on top although I think a bigger pompom would have complemented the stitch more.
This lovely stitch took longer to knit but I would have to say that it was worth it. I hope that you will enjoy this stitch as much as I did. If you're craving for texture, it would be perfect for any project that you have in mind!
Reference and Pattern Source: http://newstitchaday.com/honeycomb-cable-stitch/
Full credit goes to newstitchaday.com for the pattern used in this post. Thank you, #newstitchaday for this lovely pattern!