Quick Answer: What is honeycomb stitch?

: any of various decorative stitches used in smocking, lacemaking, or knitting to form a honeycomb pattern.

Which type of stitch is used for Honeycomb?

Smocking. Sew the Honeycomb Stitch over gathered fabric to create smocking, often seen in children’s clothing and vintage apparel. This technique works best with lightweight woven fabrics, like batiste or voile. Start by sewing several rows of basting stitches: sew 1 row, then a second row 1/8″ inch from the first.

How do you knit a honeycomb stitch in the round?

Round 1 (set up round): [purl 1, slip 1 purlwise with yarn in front, yarn over], repeat brackets to end. Round 2: [knit 2, slip yarn over purlwise with yarn in back], repeat brackets to end. Round 3: [slip 1 purlwise with yarn in front, yarn over, purl 2 together], repeat brackets to end.

How many types of smocking are there?

English smocking, American smocking and Canadian smocking are the three types of smocking frequently used by the designers.

How do you smock a stitch?

Outline Stitch

  1. Bring your needle up from the back on the left side of the first or third pleat. Remember you work smocking stitches from left to right!
  2. Move the needle to the next pleat and put the needle through it from right to left at a slight angle up.
  3. Keep the thread below the needle.
  4. Repeat.
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