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such is the quality of bees


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"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. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY interest in steeking familiarity with stranded colourwork familiarity with knitting in the round familiarity of picking up stitches familiarity with cables GAUGE 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 SUGGESTED YARN 1800 yards of Worsted weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Anzula, For Better or Worsted COLORWAY storm and toffee

Recommended with this pattern

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

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Crafting is my way of keeping my hands busy when I am not painting. It helps me develop more control, using my hands in different ways. Craft is elemental. Disclaimer: All my patterns are test knitted independently, but in some cases mistakes remain. If you encounter one, do not hesitate to contact me. You can also check the errata page here: