Hexagon Burst came to be when I decided to see how many petals I could jam onto a sunburst circle flower. Turns out you can safely cram 24 petals if you add an extra round in the center and make those sts taller with trebles (UK double-trebles).
Such an exaggeratedly large and bold hexagon motif deserves a unique yarn, and Scheepjes* Velvet* is just that! With a saturated palette, and a super-cool color effect, this yarn makes a pattern really stand out. Perfect for Hexagon Burst! To read my full review or buy this yarn, click – HERE.
By the way, I love that they named this yarn “Velvet” because it totally reminds me of those fuzzy velvet coloring posters.
More motifs as the blanket grows.. The yellow and green colors stand out so much, I decided not to use them for the center 2-round circle, only for outer petal rounds. That way I don’t get a polka-dot effect.
Can’t want to finish this up and write the freebie pattern – Hexagon Burst – to be released in mid September. This will be the first free pattern that I’m going to make in my updated system. All of my patterns – free and paid – will be getting an update!! By the end of 2017 I’m hoping that I’ll be done with every single one of them 🙂
New patterns and updates will include:
- Charts (yay!)
- Updated written instruction
- Fewer step-by-step photos, but more clarity and precision in photos and writing
- PDF download on Ravelry, Craftsy, Etsy, and LoveKnitting – even for free patterns where possible
- Options for both US and UK terms
- More precise yarn information if possible
Woohoo! Looking forward to the overhaul! Stay tuned for the Hexagon Burst FO reveal 🙂
Extra WIP pics added 9/12/16!
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