Give lots of hugs and kisses with the XOXO honeycomb stitch at any time of the year.
Difficulty level: Easy
You need a stitch number multiple of 8 + 2 edge stitches. Repeat the pattern between the arrows as many times as you like.
Work right side rows (1, 3, etc.) from right to left, as shown in the chart. Purl all stitches on the wrong side.
- 1 edge stitch
- knit 1
- 4-stitch back cable - C4B (slip 2 stitches onto cable needle and hold in back of work; knit 2, knit 2 from the cable needle)
- 4-stitch front cable - C4F (slide 2 stitches onto cable needle and hold in front of work; knit 2, knit 2 from the cable needle)
Row 1: edge st, knit across to last st, edge stitch
Row 2 & all wrong side rows: edge st, purl across to last st, edge st
Row 3: edge st, *c4f, c4b, c4b, c4f, repeat from * to last st, edge st
Row 5: edge st, knit across to last st, edge st
Row 7: edge st, * c4b, c4f, c4f, c4b, repeat from * to last st, edge st
Repeat rows 1 through 8.