Margarita's Coverlet: The Hexagon Honey Comb Quilt Top Reimagined
Although inspired by a patchwork quilt top, Andrea Jurgrau's coverlet is knitted in a modular fashion, using scraps of self-patterning sock yarn for the hexagons and contrasting solid-colored sock yarn to join them. This kaleidoscope of color will bring joy to a baby's room.Finished Sizes: 51 hexagons (seven 50-gram [1.8-oz] balls of sock yarn in assorted colors and 1 ball in a complementary solid color) will make an extra-small coverlet (as shown), measuring about 32 x 45 inches (81 x 114 cm); 79 hexagons (ten 50-gram [1.8-oz] balls of sock yarn in assorted colors and 2 balls in a complementary solid color) will make a small coverlet, measuring about 42 x 55 inches (107 x 140 cm); 113 hexagons (fourteen 50-gram [1.8-oz] balls of sock yarn in assorted colors and 3 balls in a complementary solid color) will make a medium coverlet, measuring about 52 x 65 inches (132 x 165 cm)
Yarn: Sock yarn in assorted colors and patterns for hexagons; one 50-gram (1.8-oz) ball will make 8 to 10 hexagons (each hexagon weighs about 5 grams [0.2 oz]); 7 to 15 balls (50 gram [1.8 oz]) or 4 to 8 balls (100 gram [3.5 oz]) of sock yarn are needed for a coverlet; see the "Suggested Yarns" and "Notes" sidebars and finished size and gauge below; Sock yarn in a solid or semisolid color to join hexagons and work border: one 50-gram (1.8-oz) ball will complete an extra small or small coverlet; two 50-grams (1.8-oz) balls will complete a medium coverlet; get extra if you plan a larger piece.
Needles: Set of 4 double pointed 6 inches (15.2 cm) size 1½ (2.5 mm) for hexagons and set of 6 metal double pointed 8 inches (20.3 cm) size 1 (2.25 mm) for blocking
Notions: Tulip Crochet Hook, steel, size 0 (1.75 mm) to join hexagons and make border; www.tulip-japan.co.jp; Tapestry needle to weave in ends and place sts on waste yarn Crochet cotton thread, size 10, for waste yarn; you will need a 2-foot (0.6-m) length for each hexagon you make Blocking mat, 6 stainless steel T-pins, and a ruler to block
Gauge: 1 completed hexagon blocks to 6 inches (15.2 cm), point to point, and relaxes to 5½ inches (14.0 cm) point to point and 5 inches (12.7 cm) side to side, after blocking
Originally Published: Knitting Traditions, Spring 2015.