I've made 2 adult version of the Hexagon Jacket this last week and have started a 3rd but in a plain cotton mix yarn.
This pattern has been around since the 60's and was originally a Knitted childs jacket.
Many have made their version in crochet since then but the link below is to the original pattern link from Elizabeth Zimmermann
Its called a
added to Ravelry in April 2007
I made my Adult version in Robin Paintbox [red/coral] and Hayfield Bonus Breeze yarn [blue/green]
Both are quite a thick dk and to give the floppy feel to the cardy, i've used a 5mm and 6 mm hook and used an extended stitch, this stitch uses slightly less yarn and I've finished the edges with hdc.
Both cardies are made with different combinations of panels and have had the stitches reduced on the sleeve section to create a narrower sleeve, not keen on the very wide sleeve you get by making just 2 basic hexagons.
There is also an additional narrow back panel to give a neck shape.
Its a very adaptable pattern that can be made to fit everyone from a baby to a large adult..a n awesome pattern to be able to do that.
i've made both mine quite wide, with one longer than the other by using lengthening rows
the sleeve is made narrower by reducing the stitch count on the section that becomes the sleeve.
REDUCTION TO SLEEVE
No chain stitches between granny shells, and remove one granny shell every odd number row after the first 5 rows, on the sleeve section only other wise the basic granny shell and chain one between for all other sides.
Made with an approximate 18-20 round Hexagon
this is lovely and i cant wait to try it. thank you for the great idea. happy hooking!!ReplyDelete