Variation Honeybee Stitch

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.

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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.

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