A rectangular blanket formed of hexagon shapes using seamless, modular construction.
PDF knitting pattern
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.
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…
63 x 75cm (25 x 31 inches)
850m (930 yards) in total, or 15m (16.5 yards) per hexagon
27 stitches and 35 rows over 10cm (4 inches) in stocking (stockinette) stitch on 3.25mm 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…
96 x 114 cm (38 x 45 inches)
1400m (1500 yards) in total, or 26m (28 yards) per hexagon.
18 stitches and 25 rows over 10cm (4 inches) in stocking (stockinette) stitch on 5mm 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