Variation Honeybee

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Yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease Solid – 171 Gold
Wraps Per Inch: 11 wpi
Needles: US 9 (5.5mm)
Gauge: 4.5 sts/in
Pattern: Variation Honeybee
Stitch Count Repeat: Multiple of 12sts
Book: Charted Knitting Designs (A Third Treasury of Knitting Patterns) Page: 254
Difficult Techniques, if any: Picking up the loose strands on row 6 is a bit confusing.
Comments, if any: Blocking is an absolute must.
Knit by: MissCathexis (Ravelry ID: Cathexis)

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Double Faggoting

Double Faggoting

Yarn: Cascade Fixation
Wraps Per Inch: 11-12 wpi
Needles: US #4
Gauge: (relaxed)16 sts X 22 rows over 4 inches X 4 inches (10 cm X 10 cm) in pattern. Will vary greatly depending on blocking.
Pattern: Double Faggoting
Stitch Count Repeat: Multiple of 4 plus 1.
Book: Charted Designs: A Third Treasury of Knitting
Chapter: Uncharted Miscellany
Page: 251

Notes: A reversible stitch. Knit in a fine yarn on large needles it’s lacier, but still has an accordion-like effect (see pics 3 & 4). However, as Walker notes, in a dk-worsted weight like Fixation and knit on small needles, it has the elasticity of regular ribbing. It has to be stretched or blocked to see the lacy effect. Relaxed, it is very compact and dense. See second pic.

Knit by: phoenix

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Miniature Puff Stitch

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Yarn: Sirdar Tropicana, cotton effect dk
Wraps Per Inch: 10 wpi
Needles: 3mm aluminium (prym)
Gauge: 26 st and 24 rows to 10cm/4 inches in pattern
Pattern: Miniature Puff Stitch
Stitch Count Repeat: Multiple of 4 stitches
Book: Charted Knitting Designs – A Third Treasury of Knitting Patterns
Page: 248

Comments:  The pattern  was a pleasant surprise,  subtler texture than an all-over bobble stitch.  I can see this on the leg of a sock or on a baby jacket/hat.
I followed the instructions exactly, but this picture looks quite different to the one in the book – difference in lighting angles perhaps or how severely it was blocked in comparison to the book sample .

Knit by: zeph

Open Basketweave Mesh

p252 Open Basketweave Mesh

Yarn: Sirdar Tropicana, cotton effect dk
Wraps Per Inch: 10 wpi
Needles: 3mm aluminium (prym)
Gauge: 22 st and 34 rows to 10cm/4 inches in pattern, blocked
Pattern: Open Basketweave Mesh
Stitch Count Repeat: odd number of stitches
Book: Charted Knitting Designs – A Third Treasury of Knitting Patterns
Page: 252

Comments: The swatch was 15st wide and 24 rows (6 repeats) high. Blocked, it measured 2.8in square. Unblocked it was 2.1in wide by 2.4in high. The unblocked version below looks interesting.

Knit by: zeph

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Delayed-Decrease Eyelet Mesh

p252 Delayed-Decrease Eyelet Mesh

Yarn: Sirdar Tropicana, cotton effect dk
Wraps Per Inch: 10 wpi
Needles: 3mm aluminium (prym)
Gauge: 17 st and 31 rows to 10cm/4 inches in pattern, blocked
Pattern: Delayed-Decrease Eyelet Mesh
Stitch Count Repeat: odd number of stitches
Book: Charted Knitting Designs – A Third Treasury of Knitting Patterns
Page: 252

Comments: The swatch was 15st wide and 24 rows (6 repeats) high. Blocked, it measured 3.6in wide by 3.1in high. Unblocked it was 3in wide by 2.2in high. The unblocked version appears below for comparison.

Knit by: zeph

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Little Honeycomb Lace

p250 Little Honeycomb Lace

Yarn: Sirdar Tropicana, cotton effect dk
Wraps Per Inch: 10 wpi
Needles: 3mm aluminium (prym)
Gauge: 19 st and 30 rows to 10cm/4 inches in pattern, blocked
Pattern: Little Honeycomb Lace
Stitch Count Repeat: Multiple of 3 stitches
Book: Charted Knitting Designs – A Third Treasury of Knitting Patterns
Page: 250

Comments: The swatch was 6 repeats wide and high. Blocked, it measured 4in wide by 3.2in high. Unblocked it was 2.6in wide by 2.75in high. It’s less stretchy than honeycomb lace over the same number of stitches/rows and may benefit from less ‘severe’ blocking than that in the picture. The unblocked version appears below for comparison.

Knit by: zeph

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Honeycomb Lace

p250 Honeycomb Lace

Yarn: Sirdar Tropicana, cotton effect dk
Wraps Per Inch: 10 wpi
Needles: 3mm aluminium (prym)
Gauge: 16 st and 24 rows to 10cm/4 inches in pattern, blocked
Pattern: Honeycomb Lace
Stitch Count Repeat: Multiple of 3 stitches
Book: Charted Knitting Designs – A Third Treasury of Knitting Patterns
Page: 250

Comments: The swatch was 6 repeats wide and high. Blocked, it measured 4.9in wide by 4in high. Unblocked it was 3.3in wide by 3in high. It’s a stretchy pattern in both directions, more so vertically. The unblocked version appears below for comparison.

Knit by: zeph

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