Go Tell the Bees
These crescent shawls begin with a cable cast on at the lower edge and feature a honeybee stitch motif and honeycomb-inspired lace edging. (Why a cable cast on? So you don't run out of tail with a 350+ stitch long tail cast on!) The crescent is shaped with simple short rows. No wrapping at the turns is required. The shawls make gradient yarns shine, and are also lovely in semi-solid colors. Knit in fingering weight yarn, you may choose either 430 yards for a shawlette, or 645 yards for a larger shawl.
There is an old Celtic custom that bees must be told of changes in the households of their keepers. The bees might leave or stop producing if they're not kept in the loop!
Note about the chart: The full instructions for the bee motif are shown in the section under the abbreviations, as well as in a video. The chart will be helpful after you after learn the stitch, for placement of all the elements, but I wanted knitters to go to the written instructions the first time through. The unwinding of the yarn overs was too complicated to fit in the little chart key box!
The yarn used in the sample is no longer available. We have made some substitution suggestions in the Kit Builder below.
Sizes Included: 59" wide x 18" deep, blocked, 60" wide x 20" deep, blocked
Yarn Weight: Fingering
Yarn Line: Stroll Mini Packs
Fiber Type: Wool
Needle Sizes: US 4 (3.5 mm) 30" circular
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