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.
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.
7 thoughts on “Variation Honeybee Stitch”
Would be nice to link theses stitches to a pattern…….Why don’t you link it to a nice pattern……just an idea….
I do not have the resources to search for patterns that use the stitches and link them up.
What is SSK? and when do you Purl 2 tog through the back loop?
Can you please clarify. Thank you
SSK is slip slip knit. When to P2tog TBL is demonstrated in the video, as is the ssk.
What is the difference between ssk and k2togbl; i.e., slip slip knit and knit 2 together through back of the loop? I seems to me that they achieve the same thing and I find the k2togbl easier.
They achieve the same thing. You can use whatever is most comfortable for you. that’s just the way the pattern was written.
very well demonstrated, easy to understand. Thank you
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