Thursday, August 4, 2011

Puffy double sided hexagon

I'll post more pictures when I knit the next one.




Size US9 DPN's
Vanna's choice yarn.
(you can use any yarn and the appropriate needle size to make various sizes of hexagons)
Hexagons can be joined to make a pillow or blanket of any size. You will need to knit some half hexagons to create a straight edge.

Using the vanna yarn and 9 needles, each side of the hexagon measures 2 1/2 inches and 4 inches from side to side.
Bind on using long tail method, onto two needles alternating from one to the other till you have 10 stitches on each needle.
The needles will be next to each other and you'll knit in the round.
Knit one round
increase on the second, and each second round till you have 20 stitches on each needle, Knit front and back of first and last stitch on each needle.

When you get to 20 on each needle, knit a round and then start decreasing by K2tog on each end of each needle every second round.

(You can stuff the little hexagon with batting or something similar before binding off)
When you get back to 10 stitches on each needle, knit one round and bind off using the 3 needle method.

Long tail cast on, alternating needles.


At the halfway point - it forms a little pocket.


The blue hexagon is knit on size 7 needles.  Caron simply soft yarn.







9 comments:

Jessica-Jean said...

Thank you for posting how to make these!

Luv2knit67 said...

Thanks for posting this!! I've wanted to try these but I didn't want to buy the pattern.

Liz said...

can you design an octagon puff please, not sure how to myself, any help would be appreciated. Liz

Bridget Ruth said...

Once you get to the fat part of the hexie (20 on each needle) I'm guessing you'd do several rounds without increasing or decreasing. That will give you sides 7 and 8. Knit around until those flat sides are the same length as the bottom and then start the decreasing rounds.

Bridget Ruth said...

Once you get to the fat part of the hexie (20 on each needle) I'm guessing you'd do several rounds without increasing or decreasing. That will give you sides 7 and 8. Knit around until those flat sides are the same length as the bottom and then start the decreasing rounds.

Marion Tinney said...

Any chance of changing the colors of the site so I will be able to copy and print the directions? I'm of an older generation that likes a paper copy to work from. Thank you.I read this email more: tinney@verizon.net

Heather C said...

Marion, if you cut and paste into a google doc you should be able to change the colors and then print it. I'll go try it.

Heather C said...

Actually, when I got to post a comment and click on show original post I see it in black and white anyway.

Marny said...

Don't know if I'll ever get to making a hexagon but sure am glad to have some info on how to make them.

Thank you!

Here in San Diego North County we will be having 80s all week with 40s at night. Friends back east don't want to know the temps here... just as I'm happy to be NOT in snow - unless deciding to drive up to Julian or the mountains. ;-)

How many actual needles are used? 9? ]

Sounds like you're loving where you've moved! Always a wonderful thing - bloom where you're planted.