Hexbin @ Knotions STEM issue

Hexbin @ Knotions STEM issue

Hexbin is a top-down, unisex sock pattern featuring stranded colourwork. It is a fun, geometric design that leaves a lot of room for experimentation with colour and pattern. It is also a great stash-busting project for those self-striping, gradient or tonal colourways that can be difficult to do justice to.

These socks have just been released as an individual download both at Ravelry and at Knotions.com

The colourwork motif was inspired by hexbin plots, also known as 2D density or 2D histogram plots.

In these graphs, large amounts of data points are grouped in hexagonal regions (the ‘bins’). The brightly coloured regions represent more active areas. This gives a nice, high-level overview of the complex underlying data. Hexagons are used instead of squares or circles to remove some biases at the region edges, while also looking much cooler!

You can buy my Hexbin socks over at Ravelry. Make sure to check out the other patterns from the STEM issue as well!

Happy knitting!

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