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robind21283 08-09-2007 03:36 PM

Hexagon Purse
Hi knitters -

I saw this pattern in a magazine (Easy Knits maybe) for a hexagon purse. It's about 6 hexagons sewn together with lots of colors. Unforturnately, the instructions just say something like, knit six hexagons and attach based on the diagram. Well, how in heck do you knit a hexagon? I'm a relative beginner, but I'm picking up quickly - if someone has a pattern (or maybe a video Amy ;-) please pass it along.



krazy4kats 08-09-2007 04:37 PM

You can cast on X amt., then increase on both ends til your piece measures half of the size you want, then begin decreasing on both ends til you're back to your cast on amount of stitches. You would have to experiment with increasing/decreasing, say, alternate rows or every 4th or whatever, to get a shape you like.

Here's another way - she did this in the round and has how to do both pentagrams and hexagrams.

robind21283 08-10-2007 11:13 AM


I found the link to the pattern that I'm trying to do from Knit Simple:


krazy4kats 08-10-2007 04:41 PM

That's a cute purse! I see now it is not quite what I was picturing - although I did search around in Google for modular knitting yesterday.

I have a pattern for a similar type purse, although it's just one big hexagon shape - you make the first triangle by casting on an odd amt, then on all odd rows do a k2tog at both ends and do a s1, k2tog, psso in the middle, eventually decreasing down to 3 or 5 st. Then you pick up along the side and make another triangle. You wouldn't be able to make the color changes like KnitSimple shows unless you picked up along your cast on edge, but a multicolored would be nice and make the changes for you if you did the side pick up!

The Brea Bag might give you some ideas - you could omit the cable and just make each row with a couple more sets of the pattern stitch, then seam together to complete a hexagon shape.

I also found this little tutorial, very similar to the link from yesterday but pix included.

Mirl56 08-13-2007 06:20 AM

Can you get the Fall 2007 issue of Knit Simple anywhere? The directions are in it. I just picked it up a few days ago, finally last night sat down to look thru it - I saw the purse and just knew it was the one you were talking about. I'd offer mine to you, but there is a cable vest in it I think I'm going to make soon. Besides, you can probably pick it up cheaper w/a coupon and not have to pay postage.


robind21283 08-13-2007 09:34 AM

I actually saw it first in the mag - maybe I'm missing something, but the instructions say:

Make center hexagon first
and then the first step seems to start in the middle...are there instructions on how to make the hexagon some where?



Susan P. 08-13-2007 09:39 AM

I suspect the online page is a sweetener to get you to buy the magazine perhaps that has the full instructions..??

Susan P. 08-13-2007 09:42 AM

I went back to the home page and it says it's a 'web exclusive' but so many aspects of the pattern are missing I just assume the magazine has the full pattern.

Susan P. 08-13-2007 09:44 AM

I was confused about who was saying what for a this all the mag had in it? It was not a part two from a previous edition? Is this is ALL they're offering it's not that helpful but I know some mags will have a 3 part series.

Susan P. 08-13-2007 09:55 AM

I found many people who had made a pattern for something called the Basalt Tank Top. They had knitted a hexagon series of shapes for the top. I could not locate the pattern however and I suspect it came from Vogue.

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