Cerys Hexagon Blanket

By Suzie Blackman
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A rectangular blanket formed of hexagon shapes using seamless, modular construction.

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Published 28 March 2013
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The blanket has garter-stitch edging and can either be worked in sock/fingering weight for a baby blanket, or worsted/aran for a grown-up blanket.

The baby blanket

Easy to intermediate skill level; suitable for knitters familiar with knitting in the round and pick-up-and-knit.

The pattern includes two design charts; one for a traditional daisy patchwork design, as well as a blank chart for your own design. Of course, you don’t have to stop there. Once you’ve got the hang of the basic shapes, you can make a blanket of any size.

The geometric shapes are perfect for showing off hand-dyed and self-striping yarns, and gradual colour transitions.

Warning: Hexagons are highly addictive!

For the baby blanket…

Size

63 x 75cm (25 x 31 inches)

Yarn

It’s a Stitch Up Favourite Sock 100% superwash extra fine merino (365m per 100g skein) or any 4 ply/sock weight yarn. We offer a six-skein yarn pack which includes the PDF pattern.

850m (930 yards) in total, or 15m (16.5 yards) per hexagon

Tension

27 stitches and 35 rows over 10cm (4 inches) in stocking (stockinette) stitch on 3.25mm needles

Needles

  • 4 x 3.25mm, 15cm (6 inch) double-pointed needles or 3.25mm 80+cm (30+ inch) circular needle
  • 2 x 3.25mm 80+cm (30+ inch) circular needles, or a single circular needle of equivalent length, for edging

For the grown-up blanket…

Size

96 x 114 cm (38 x 45 inches)

Yarn

Noro Kureyon, It’s a Stitch Up Awesome Aran or any wool or wool blend aran weight yarn.

1400m (1500 yards) in total, or 26m (28 yards) per hexagon.

Tension

18 stitches and 25 rows over 10cm (4 inches) in stocking (stockinette) stitch on 5mm needles.

Needles

  • 4 x 5mm, 15cm (6 inch) double-pointed needles or 5mm 80+cm (30+ inch) circular needle
  • 2 x 5mm 100+cm (40+ inch) circular needles, or a single circular needle of equivalent length, for edging

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2 comments

  1. Claire says:

    Do you have a preferred method for casting on the additional stitches (after picking up 15 on the side of the first one)?

    • Suzie says:

      Hi Claire,
      A knitted cast-on works best. However, one of my friends has worked the pattern using only long-tail cast-on by always casting on the remaining stitches before picking up from the existing shapes.

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