The mom-to-be told me about their plans for a soccer themed nursery and I set out to find the perfect pattern. I came across this pattern from Red Heart for a Honeycomb Throw. It was perfect, I had to change the colors but the pattern itself was spot on. Doesn't it look like a soccer net blanket?
Please note this is Red Heart's pattern but I found the instructions a little confusing so I'm posting them here the way I wished they would have read.
2 Skeins White Super Soft Yarn-W
2 Skeins Sage Green Super Soft Yarn-G
I used size 6mm Circular Needles. This is worked in a back and forth pattern using circular needles for length only.
With white yarn cast on 142 stitches
Rows 1-9: W-Garter stitch [kitting every row]
Row 10-: with W-K5, with G K1, Slip 2,* K6, Slip 2: Repeat from * across until 6 sts are left, K1, With W-K5
Row 11: With W K5, With G Pl, Slip 2, * P6, Slip 2: Repeat from * across until 6 sts are left, P1, With W-K5
Rows 12-15: Repeat Rows 10 & 11 two times
Row 16 & 17: With W Knit
Row 18: With W K5, With G K5, Slip 2* K6, Slip 2: Repeat from * across until 10 sts are left, K5, With W-K5
Row 19: With W K 5, With G P5, Slip 2* K6, Slip 2: Repeat from * across until 10 sts are left, P5, With W-K5
Rows 20-23: Repeat Rows 18 & 19 two times
Row 24 & 25: With W Knit
Rows 26- 31: Repeat Rows 10-15
Rows 32 & 33: With W Knit
Rows 34-39: Repeat Rows 18-23
Rows 40 & 41: With W Knit
Rows 42-47: Repeat Rows 10-15
Rows 48 & 49: With W Knit
Rows 50-55: Repeats Rows 18-23
Rows 56-65: With W Knit
I had never attempted a honeycomb pattern before and I found this video extremely helpful:
Here is the finished product being modeled by my two year old... she was not really into the idea of sitting still for a picture but you can see how big it is.
Can't wait to meet the little one!!
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