The Honeycomb Stitch creates a squishy fabric, similar to Brioche but without all the fuss. If you’re intrigued about knitted Brioche but don’t want to deal with all that extra stuff, give the Honeycomb Stitch a try!
We used 3 shades of Sweet Georgia Tough Love Sock in the Basil (green), Sapphire (blue) and Empress (purple) colorways
How to Knit the Honeycomb Stitch
CO an even number of stitches.
Note that this stitch is done in the round. Working it flat WILL NOT WORK with the same instructions.
Rnd 1: *K1, k1b; rep from * to end of rnd. Here’s how you work a k1b:
Rnd 2: *P1, p2tog w/strand behind and below (created from the k1b); rep from * to end of rnd. Because you’re doing the p2tog with the strand below, it’s not a decrease in the traditional sense. This round does NOT change the stitch count.
Confused about that second strand that you p2tog? Here’s a pic:
Rnd 3: *K1b, K1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 4: *P2tog w/strand behind and below (created from the k1b), p1; rep from * to end of rnd. Again, the p2tog does NOT change the stitch count since it’s worked with the strand below.
Makes a thicker, cushier fabric
After we’ve worked several rows, it’s clear just how plump this stitch is!
We CO 14 sts for our swatch.
As you can see below, every 2 rounds looks like just one round has been added. So, even though I worked 4 rounds of each stripe, it only looks like 2 rounds. That’s the nature of the knit 1 below.
Here it is after we’ve worked 12 rounds of the Honeycomb Stitch. To be clear, even though it was a small circumference, the swatch was worked in the round.
About the Instructor: Jody Richards
Jody loves poring over stitch dictionaries and trying out new stitches. And while she likes all things crafting (well ok, except that one thing), yarn crafts are her true love (and she has the stash to prove it).
She’s a serial starter-of-projects and has a serious problem with finishing things without a deadline.
And don’t get her talking about hand-dyed yarns. You’ve been warned.