The Crazy Quilt swatch block knitting continues! In Barbara Walker’s A Treasury of Knitting Patterns Vol 1, page 67, the Hexagon Pattern is an interesting mix of colors and slip stitches. This stitch pattern is deceptively simple. The garter stitch rows are slipped in alternating checks against a smooth background of stockinette stitch.
I used Paintbox Yarns Simply Chunky for this swatch. The darker foreground color is Raspberry Pink, color 343, and the background color is Ballet Pink, color 352.
I am bordering these swatches in a garter stitch frame, and I wish I had used the Raspberry Pink on the sides as well, but I kept it simple and changed colors on the rows. This would be an interesting pattern to use on a larger project.
The colors! With smaller yarns, the foreground really pops and the background almost gives a stained glass effect. Beautiful!