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Woolly Beehive Skep


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A knit and felt beehive skep in two sizes. In the olden days, beehive skeps were baskets made of grass or straw. They were used for housing a colony of bees as they produced their honeycomb. Knit and felt a whimsical 3.5 or 5-inch beehive as a tribute to the hardest worker out there -- the honey bee! BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knitting in the round the use of double point needles SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS about 3.5 to 5-inches tall after felting

Recommended with this pattern

  • skein of worsted weight 100% wool yarn, GOLD
  • 16-inch circular needle, size 10.5
  • double point needles, size 10.5

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Marie Mayhew Designs
Marie Mayhew Designs
I have been crafting since I was little kid, but only learned to knit when my son was 6 months old. I started knitting with the hopes of making lots of little mittens and sweaters. My patterns have evolved from the use of various yarns and playing with the felting process. I am a sculpture artist at heart.