Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Honeycomb Brioche

Sample knit with Cascade Cash Vero on US Size 6 Needles

I added an edge stitch on each side of my fabric that I knit on every row.  This makes the rows that begin by working into the stitch below easier.  I also knit a plain row before beginning the stitch pattern, because the first row of the stitch is next to impossible to work otherwise.  It was for me, anyhow.

K1B is knit into the stitch below.  
Knitting into the stitch below creates a strand or loop that is knit together with the stitch on the left needle on the following rows.  It can be a little tricky picking up this strand or loop, but if you turn the work slightly towards you, it is a bit easier to see.  The strand you want is the one running diagonally between the stitch just knit and the next one on the left needle.  Sounds confusing, I know!  I tried to go slow and show this as best I could in the video.

Multiple of 2

Row 1 (RS): *K1, K1B*
Row 2: *Knit the next stitch on the left needle together with the strand or loop created by working into the stitch below on the previous row, K1*
Row 3: *K1B, K1*
Row 4: *K1, Knit the next stitch and strand or loop as in Row 2*

Repeat these four rows for the pattern.  Happy Knitting, and Enjoy!

   

18 comments:

Kori Cornette said...

the video is only 5 seconds lol could you make another one I really love this pattern

Sapphires-N-Purls said...

The video is nearly 12 minutes, I am not sure why you are only seeing 5 seconds of it.

Kori Cornette said...

sorry my computer messed up loading it now says 12 min! lol

Virshon said...

This is a beautiful pattern! I am using it to make a clutch for my aunt. I think that the pattern is very elegant!

cat-calls144 said...

How/why/really is this different from the bee stitch? I'm trying to decide whether the differences I think I see in photos of each are just because the honeycomb brioche pictures are generally higher-quality.

I want to use one of these stitches for a section of a sweater and am deliberating whether the more complicated WS rows are worth it. Any suggestions?

radiate18 said...

This tutorial is so helpful! Thank you for posting such a detailed video. Do you know how this stitch works when working in the round? I am thinking of making an infinity loop scarf, but am not quite sure how to go about it with this pattern.

Sapphires-N-Purls said...

Check the tab at the top of the blog on how to convert stitch patterns for knitting in the round.

Wendy Peters said...

Do you have a video on how to fix the pattern if a mistake is made?

limon4ique said...

Hello, thank you so much for your tutorial. Let me ask you a question: I really want to knit the same Honeycomb Brioche but with the inner side of the texture having face stitches, just like on this cardigan:
http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/Shopbop/p/pcs/products/vince/vince4538712799/vince4538712799_q4_1-0_336x596.jpg

I'd really really be grateful to you if yoi would help me with this!

Sapphires-N-Purls said...

It looks like that may have been knit in two pieces, then sewn together. You can do that, or try double knitting ( I have some older videos on the basics, or try Double Knitting Delight DVD from Lucy Neatby, or her Craftsy class. There are actually a couple classes on Craftsy. Or try the book Mastering Color Knitting by Melissa Leapman, I believe that demonstrates double knitting with two different stitches.

Xochitl said...

Hi, i am making a blanket knitted in the round, is square, i am making incr. In each corner after a kint round, so 8 stiches total, should i continue incr the same or is there another way?

Sapphires-N-Purls said...

@Xochitl You could use any increase rather than a yarn over - kfb, make one, etc. Here is a link you might find useful http://www.knittersreview.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=91473

Xochitl said...

Thanks, i am usin the m1 for the incr., so the incr. Wont disturb the honeycomb stitch?

Sapphires-N-Purls said...

You may want to check Nancy Marchant's website for tips on increasing in brioche stitches. I've not done any designing or knit anything using a brioche stitch.

Trisha Quinn said...

Fabulous video. Very detailed and clear. Just learning both continental knitting and brioche ... So need a little more practice before adventuring into honeycomb brioche :)

Amina Sumar said...

I like this stitch and video is fabulous very detailed. I want to make scarf can you please suggest the yarn and needle size?
Thank You
Amina Sumar

Sapphires-N-Purls said...

You can use any yarn you like and just use the needle called for on the ball band for a swatch. If you like it the. Go ahead with the scarf. If you want a firmer fabric try a smaller needle. Try a larger needle for a looser fabric.

YellerKitty said...

I'm so happy that I found your site(s) and this stitch will be perfect for a bed cover that I plan to make for my brother and sister-in-law. This is the most complex stitch I've done so far, and it will be perfect for a wonderful, snuggly cover. The fabric it creates reminds me of a waffle or thermal knit ... nice and 'poofy' with lots of air space. I'm going to be using a merino/silk blend, so the stitches will really show up well. I plan to practice, practice, practice before I start, because that yarn is going to cost a bundle, and I haven't figured out how to 'knit backwards' with this pattern if I make a boo-boo!
Thanks for a great web site and youtube channel.