I started sewing when I was a toddler on one of those drilled out boards where you use a shoelace and sew the outline of a fish or a duck. Once I could wield scissors I started sewing dresses for my ...
I started sewing when I was a toddler on one of those drilled out boards where you use a shoelace and sew the outline of a fish or a duck. Once I could wield scissors I started sewing dresses for my dolls.
I added crochet when I was 8, cross stitching when I was 10, beading at 11, and knitting at 16. And I started binding books in college.
Nothing is quite so pleasing to me as stacks of perfectly nesting little hexagons. Reminiscent of the quilting technique of English Paper Piecing, these little hexies are a great way to play with color. Pick your own rainbow of colors, or choose a palette of neutrals. If you love one color intensely, highlight it with a background neutral colors as in the smaller version. The color possibilities are endless.
Yarn: Fingering weight yarn. 180 yds of MC, 90 yds of CC1, and 30 yds each of CC2, CC3, CC4, CC5, CC6, OR 90 yards of CC2 for alternate chart. Large sample shown in Knitted Wit Fingering (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 200 yds/50 g) in Silver Lining (MC), Madge (CC1), Paprika (CC2), Holly & Ivy (CC3), Buckle My Shoes (CC4), Golden Delicious (CC5), Toffee Crunch (CC6). Small sample shown
with alternate chart in Cephalopod Skinny Bugga (80% Superwash Merino/10% Cashmere/10% Nylon; 444 yds/4 oz) in Montauk Monster-C10 (MC), Chester Cricket-C04 (CC1), & Grey Scalloped Bar Butterfly-C07 (CC2).
Needles: 20-inch [24-inch] (50-cm [60-cm]) length circular needles in sizes 3.25mm (US3) & 2.75mm (US2). Plus a needle of the same or longer length in a 2.25mm (US1)
Gauge: 28 sts & 36 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) square in stockinette colorwork after blocking.
Finished Sizes: 24 inches (61 cm) circumference & 8 inches (20 cm) tall.
Notions: crochet hook & waste yarn for provisional cast on, stitch marker, tapestry needle for grafting and weaving in ends.
Pattern Includes: Colorwork charts and written instructions with links to tutorials.
Stitches Used: knit, purl, k2tog.
28 sts & 36 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) square in stockinette colorwork after blocking.