Apidae Mitts by Shara Lambeth
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Apidae Mitts

Knitting
August 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
US 2 - 2.75 mm
109 - 131 yards (100 - 120 m)
One Size Average Woman
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The Apidae Mitts have the appearance of being quite delicate, but are in fact quite robust, just like the honeycomb structure the stitch pattern mimics, a loving homage to the honey bee.
The honeycomb shape is one of the strongest geometric structures, but also one of the most resourceful and efficient, as it is the shape that will allow the bees to store the most amount of honey, using the least amount of wax. This ingenuity is just of the many reasons I love bees so much.
So if you need to keep warm and have your hands free to keep up with your resourceful and busy bees, the fingerless Apidae mitts are for you. With the slip stitch honeycomb pattern, that is easy to memorise, you will have a pair finished in no time.

This pattern is designed to fit an average womens hand. 17-20cm measured around the palm of the hand, just above the thumb. If you have smaller hands you might like to try using a smaller needle size. If you have bigger hands, you might like to try using a larger needle size.