afghan back on track

RickeScott's picture

Now back to where I was...

OK, sorry to have caused to much confusion but glad you all find it so intriguing. Mario has the size about right. The final result will be about 3'x5' and consist of about 30 hexagons and their adjoining triangles. Here's a pic that shows about how big it is now.
hex/tri afghan in progress - perspective

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StuartWS's picture

I'm having trouble wrapping

I'm having trouble wrapping my mind around this too. How big is it?(please forgive the personal question!) I've been thinking it was small-ish (doily) but now I'm confused. Can you post a pic with something that will give me an idea of scale? A pen, basball, your hand, a coin. This could bevery helpful!

Stuart

RickeScott's picture

Right you are. Hope this

Right you are. Hope this pic helps. No doily here...

MMario's picture

the hex's are about 9 inches

the hex's are about 9 inches across; (very roughly) about 4.5 inches on a side; the triangles are about 4.5 inches per side as well.

I'm fascinated with the whole process.

RickeScott's picture

Thanks for your help in

Thanks for your help in clarifying this. I just measured the sides and they are closer to 5.5 inches. (sides - hexagon has 6 sides and triangle has 3 sides)

MMario's picture

whoops! I fudged my math in

whoops! I fudged my math in the wrong direction.

kiwiknitter's picture

I think this is so

I think this is so incredible! I would love to see it up-close to examine how it's knitted.

Knit like the wind!

RickeScott's picture

Thanks! You might be able

Thanks! You might be able to see more detail on Flickr. Not sure how this works but here goes... hexagon/triangle afghan in progress

kiwiknitter's picture

Now I can see it! Wow! Do

Now I can see it! Wow! Do you knit each triangle separately and then sew them together, or, more likely, do some sort of entrelac method? What size knitting wool are you using and needles?

Knit like the wind!

RickeScott's picture

The hexagons and triangles

The hexagons and triangles are knitted separately, flat on two needles from the outside in toward the center and seamed. However stitches for at least one side are picked up from the side(s) of (an) existing hexagon. So no sewing. And not sure what entrelac is...

Started with the hexagon in the middle. Then knitted the 6 triangles adjoining it, picking up stitches for one side of each triangle from the edges of the hexagon. Then knitted the 6 hexagons that fit between those triangles. Then knitted the 6 triangles that fit between those to form the shape you see now. Now I'm knitting the 12 triangles from the 12 outer edges of the hexagons you see in the pic. I'm using size 5mm needles and the yarn is rather fine Yunteks Cashmira http://www.yunteks.com.tr/products-handknitting-aw.asp color 11. Each hexagon is about 9" from edge to opposite edge.

crmartin's picture

OK, my head is spinning now,

OK, my head is spinning now, you guys are amazing!

Randy

RickeScott's picture

lol - sorry, maybe that was

lol - sorry, maybe that was too much information...

jedwards's picture

i would love to know where

i would love to know where did u got that pattern from

RickeScott's picture

The hexagon design is from

The hexagon design is from Norah Gaughan. It's available on the internet http://www.berroco.com/exclusives/brea/brea.html. The triangle is my design.

QueerJoe's picture

Excellent marks on

Excellent marks on perseverance...even when I'm sure you would have preferred to throw this in corner for a few days. :)

StuartWS's picture

Isn't that why they

Isn't that why they sometimes call them "throws"?

;-)

Stuart