The Variation Honeybee Stitch :: Knitting Stitch #182

Stitch Description

This knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the variation honeybee stitch. This is a way of working the beautiful old Honeybee Pattern that makes a fabric more open and delicate than the original. The variation honeybee stitch is great for adding detail to any project.

Video Tutorial


Materials Used

Afghanistan Cashmere

Sourced and spun entirely in Afghanistan, this 100% cashmere yarn is the ultimate in “feel good” yarn. The yarn is spun by Afghan women from their homes and they receive a fair wage for their labor. As a fair trade product, it not only feels good while you are wearing it, but you can feel good knowing that your purchase is helping someone live a better life.

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Montana Mountain Bocote Double Pointed Knitting Needles

These beautiful knitting needles are made from Bocote wood. This wood comes from Mexico and has a beautiful and unique grain pattern, creating dark swirls against a golden backdrop. Because of this wood’s striking, zebra-like contrasts, these needles are eye-catching. Montana Mountain Knitting Needles hand-makes these excellent tools in Seeley Lake, Montana.

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Abbreviations

K
Knit Stitch
P
Purl Stitch
yo
Yarn Over
p2tog tbl
Purl 2 Together Through the Back Loop

Stitch Details

  Skill Level
Intermediate

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 6

  Pattern Repeat 
Multiples of 12 + 5

Stitch Characteristics

Pattern Instructions

Cast On: Multiples of 12 + 5

  • Row 1: (right side) K2, *p1, k5 (yo) 4 times, ssk, k4; rep from * end p1, k2
  • Row 2: K3, * p3, p2tog tbl, (yo) 4 times, drop the yo strands of previous row off needle, p2tog, p3, K1, rep from * end k2
  • Row 3: K2, *P1, k2, k2tog, (yo) 4 times, drop the yo strands of previous row off needle , ssk, k2, rep from * end p1, k2
  • Row 4: K3, * p1, p2tog tbl (yo) 4 times, drop the yo strands of previous row off needles, p2 tog, p1, k1, rep from * end k2
  • Row 5: K2, * p1, k2tog, (yo) 4 times, drop the yo strands of previous row off needle, ssk:, rep from * end p1, k2.
  • Row 6: K3 * p1, drop the yo strands of previous row off needle, turn work, cast on 4 sts to left-hand needle (using the cable cast on), then insert right-hand needle under the 5 loose strands of the dropped yo’s and draw through a loop; place this loop on left-hand needle, cast on 4 more sts, turn work; p1, k1; rep from * end k2
  • Repeat rows 1-6 until you have reached your desired length.

Swatch Photos

Example of the Variation Honey Bee Stitch Right Side

Example of the Variation Honey Bee Stitch Right Side (Click for Larger)

Example of the Variation Honey Bee Stitch Wrong Side

Example of the Variation Honey Bee Stitch Wrong Side (Click for Larger


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