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


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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