The Italian "two-colored honeycomb", which I thought might not even be named "honeycomb" in English, IS named "honeycomb" in English... It's "honeycomb brioche". The very same stitch the "Uniscarfity" was stitched with... Guess who feels pretty stupid right now. And p'd off. And a couple of other things. The Italian version is SO MUCH EASIER way to do it. No slip stitches and weird instructions - which I suspect are not quite correct either, as I couldn't get it right even after several tries.
The Italian pattern goes a bit like this:
Cast on even amount of stitches
row 1: knit with color 1
row 2: knit with color 1
row 3: change color *knit the stitch from the previous row, knit one*
When you knit the stitch from the previous row, you automatically get "yarn over" in the right place.
row4: knit with color 2
row 5: change color *knit one, knit the stitch from the previous row*
row 6: knit with color 1
Then you just repeat rows 3-6 as long as you want.
Here's another pattern of honeycomb brioche - with "correct" knitting language. It looks the same to me.
abbreviations... K 1 B= k into stitch below next stitch to be knitted.
Cast on multiple of 2 stitches
Row 1: K
Row 2: k
Row 3: (right side of work): * k1, k1B to end
Row 4: * with the right-hand needle k the slip thread of previous row with the stitch above it, k1*
Row 5: k1B, k1*
Row 6: * k1, k the next stitch with thread as row 4.
Repeat rows 3 to 6 inclusive
This stitch pattern is from "Dancin' Needles"
Here's the Uniscarfity honeycomb brioche - with the moss stitch edging removed
Set-up row 1 (WS): (k1, yo, sl 1)
Set-up row 2 (RS): (sl the yo from prev row, k2) , sl the yo from prev row, k1
Row 3: (yo, sl 1, k2tog [the yo from prev row and the next st])
Row 4: (k2, sl the yo from prev row)
Row 5: change to CC, (k2tog, yo, sl 1)
Row 6: change to CC, k1, (sl the yo from prev row, k2), sl the yo from prev row, k1,
Rep rows 3-6
It is unnecessary complicated, I think.
P.S. Here's all four :-)