This pretty pattern creates an open lacy stitch that resembles a honeycomb pattern.
It’s a four-row repeat that lays flat and looks pretty on the reverse side.
The Open Honeycomb stitch tilts towards the left but it can be blocked out. However it will always have a left-leaning bias.
This pattern would look lovely knit into wide scarf or a shopping tote bag.
The reverse side of Open Honeycomb Stitch is also quite handsome and lays flat.
This swatch is knit using Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK in the color 408 Vanilla Cream. This is an affordable cotton yarn that’s great for washcloths, rugs, coasters, sun hats and more. This yarn also comes in tons of colors!
To explore more stitches for beginners, check out the 10 Best Beginner Stitches series.
Open Honeycomb Stitch
Cast on an odd number of sts
Row 1 (RS): purl all sts
Row 2: purl all sts
Row 3: K1 *YO, SSK; repeat from * to end of row
Row 4: purl all sts
Repeat Rows 1-4 for Open Honeycomb Stitch flat
Open Honeycomb Knitting Pattern in the Round
Cast on an even number of stitches
Round 1(RS): purl all sts
Round 2: knit all sts
Round 3: *YO, SSK; repeat from * to end of round
Round 4: knit all sts
Repeat Rounds 1-4 for Open Honeycomb Stitch in the Round
**: work the instructions within the asterisks the number of times indicated
RS: right side of knitting
SSK: slip the stitch, slip the next slip, knit two sts together
YO: yarn over