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such is the quality of bees

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : such is the quality of bees
such is the quality of bees
such is the quality of bees
such is the quality of bees

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • interest in steeking
  • familiarity with stranded colourwork
  • familiarity with knitting in the round
  • familiarity of picking up stitches
  • familiarity with cables

Pattern Description:

"One can no more approach people without love than one can approach bees without care. Such is the quality of bees" -Leo Tolstoy

This is a pattern for a small blanket knit in the round, including stranded colourwork, a steek, simple cabling, and a mitered corner edge. You may increase the size by knitting multiple motif or extending the edges (please note: yarn amounts will increase). For the size and design pictured, you will need 6 skeins of Anzula for better or worsted in colour A and 3 skeins of Anzula for better or worsted in colour B.
I provide links, in the pattern, to stranded techniques and cutting the steek.


19 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in stranded stockinette, worked in the round, gently wet blocked

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 42" x 52", can be made smaller or larger


  • 5.0mm circular needles ( cable length 24" and 60") or size to achieve gauge
  • cable needle

You Will Also Need:

  • darning needle to weave in ends

Suggested yarn:

1800 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Anzula, For Better or Worsted


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