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Honeycomb scrap blanket
the beekeeper's quilt by tiny owl knits
Knitting
Me
Needles & yarn
US 5 - 3.75 mm
628 yards
Mystery thin nylon
0 yards in stash
0.36 skeins = 20.2 yards (18.4 meters), 3 grams
Pink
December 7, 2014
Knit Picks Felici
52 yards in stash
0.24 skeins = 52.3 yards (47.8 meters), 12 grams
59919
Gray
Knit Picks
November 16, 2015
Knit Picks Sock Garden
none left in stash
0.22 skeins = 48.4 yards (44.3 meters), 11 grams
Orange
Knit Picks Sock Garden
none left in stash
0.34 skeins = 74.8 yards (68.4 meters), 17 grams
Green
SCRAP Denton
October 6, 2015
ONline Supersocke 4-fach Mali Color
1 yard in stash
0.23 skeins = 105.6 yards (96.5 meters), 23 grams
1749 201
Yellow
WEBS
November 28, 2014
Regia 4-fädig Canadian Color
none left in stash
0.27 skeins = 124.3 yards (113.7 meters), 27 grams
61723
Orange
SCRAP Denton
October 6, 2015
Regia 4-fädig Crazy Color
0 yards in stash
0.24 skeins = 55.2 yards (50.5 meters), 12 grams
Blue
SCRAP Denton
October 6, 2015
Regia Design Line by Kaffe Fassett 4-fädig
0 yards in stash
0.14 skeins = 32.2 yards (29.4 meters), 7 grams
23637
Blue-green
SCRAP Denton
October 6, 2015
Schachenmayr Regia 4-fädig 4-Ply Solids
none left in stash
0.5 skeins = 115.0 yards (105.2 meters), 25 grams
Gray
Dizzy Sheep
November 13, 2014
Notes

Never understood the appeal of this until I saw some finished projects with unstuffed “puffs” and the sides properly seamed. I’m planning on using sock yarn (or other superwash fingering weight wool) scraps -- will probably be years before it’s big enough to actually use.

I haven’t decided yet if I’ll be doing a crochet or mattress stitch seam -- the advantage of the crochet is that I love the look of a solid border around the hexagons, but the disadvantage is that I’d need to buy yarn specifically for the border, which rather defeats the purpose of a blanket to use up scraps. If I opt to mattress stitch it (which I probably will), I’ll use the scraps that are too small for a full hexagon to seam.

Size 5 needles give me a perfectly hexagonal 2.75” hex. I could go up a size and get gauge, but I don’t like my size 6 needle options as well (I’m using magic loop on my size 5 addi turbo with one spare dpn for casting on and binding off instead of using three dpns), and I do like the fabric I’m getting with the size 5s pretty well, so I’m going to stick with this size. --I’ve since switched to three dpns, but I’m still really liking the size 5s.

03-10-2017

Hate to do it, but I’m frogging and reusing my yarn for another type of scrap blanket. I haven’t touched this one in months and when I have knit on it, it’s only a few rows at a time -- I’m just not enjoying the knitting in the round on two needles to make the double sided hexagons. I’ve finally concluded that this will never get done, so better to move on than have it hanging around.

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Frogged
February 4 2015
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  • Originally queued: February 1, 2015
  • Project created: February 4, 2015
  • Updated: March 11, 2017