Dreaming of Persia? I have been ever since I began knitting this blanket! Hexagon motifs are grafted together to create a complex web of colorwork, all in eastern inspired motifs.
This is not a quick project, but it is very enjoyable. Each hexagon is knit in the round, from the center out, the colorwork is always on the right side, and the border also is knit onto each hexagon as you go. As you finish hexagons, you can begin to graft them together.
See the last photo on this page for the chart showing the approximate yardage of each color. This chart shows the original yarns I used, please note that the yarn listed here is a different one, and the shades are slightly different.
As it happens, this is also a perfect project for using up balls of multicolor sock yarn! Just pick a solid for the background, and work all the colors in the multi yarn instead. Each hexagon is charted and the colorwork is written out, so you can use whichever you prefer.
The sample is shown in Knit Picks Palette.