Bees nursery mitts by Lea Bronnenkant
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Bees nursery mitts

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July 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette (for small/medium)
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
150 yards (137 m)
small/medium - medium/large

These bees nursery mitts are made with some easy cables to make cells like in a honeybees apiary. They are knit all in the round with a thumb gusset and are totally seamless. They are snuggly and warm and will look as fun in a plain as in a variegated colorway. The pattern is written, there is also a chart for the cabled pattern.

Skill level: intermediate.

Techniques: knit/purl in the round, cables.

Yarn: DK / light worsted weight yarn, variegated or not - 150 yards.

Small / Medium (S/M) = to fit 6.5 to 8” (16.5-20 cm) around hand.
Medium / Large (M/L) = to fit 8 to 9.5” (20-24 cm) around hand.

Note that this cabled pattern is somewhat stretchy.

S/M: 24 stitches x 32 rows = 4” (10 cm) in stockinette stitch (size US 6/4mm needles).
M/L: 22 stitches x 28 rows = 4” (10 cm) in stockinette stitch (size US 7/4.5mm needles).

Needle sizes are a suggestion, always use the size that gives you gauge.

Tools: Size US 6/4 mm or US 7/4.5 mm double pointed needles (or long circular needle if you prefer magic loop) or size to get gauge; tapestry needle; scissors; 2 stitch markers; stitch holder or small length of waste yarn; cable needle.