Working with the Hexagon Pattern
This is a fun block to make, although it is not very “square.” The edges want to curl up in a wonky way and blocking this square was a bit of a challenge. You will often see this pattern worked with a wide garter stitch border to help with the edges.
Both my mother and I have completed several projects that call for this pattern. You can change-up the background color with every new hexagon row or use a variegated yarn for a cool effect. My mother has worked up several rainbow blankets based on the hex design, and I made the kids some adorable turtles.
The stroller blanket pattern is available at Red Heart.
The turtle pattern (aka Sheldon) is available from Knitty.
More Blocks in the Series
Learn to Knit Afghan Project
This series covers several different knitting stitches using the Learn-to-Knit Afghan book by Barbara Walker. Whether you are a true beginner or an intermediate knitter, you can take your knitting to the next level working through the blocks in this book. About once a week I will be adding one new block to the blog with some of my notes. If you would like to knit along with us please feel free to leave your comments, questions, suggestions, and links to photos in the COMMENT section. You can also add a photo to our Flickr group or tag a Tweet with #WFAlearn2knit. If you are just joining us you might want to start with the introductory post.
Getting Started Knitting
If you are completely new to knitting you can learn the basics of getting starting with our Newbie Knitting series. Once you have tackled the first few lessons there, you will be ready to begin your afghan.