Dance of the Honeybees by Luise O'Neill

Dance of the Honeybees

Knitting
December 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch in the round, blocked
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
360 - 420 yards (329 - 384 m)
Finished foot circumference: 7.5 (8, 8.5)"/ 19 (20.5, 21.5)cm.
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♫ The Music ♫
The Dance of the Honeybees: As you might imagine the tune – a strathspey – is a lively tune that will surely get your toes a-dancing!

A modified Judy’s Magic Cast On leads into a wide toe for these toe-up socks. For the foot, the instep is worked in pattern while the sole is worked in Stockinette stitch. The short-row heel cap means there are no stitches to pick up and the heel flap is worked in the Eye of Partridge stitch pattern. Both the front and back leg are worked in the instep pattern and are then topped off with ‘bee hive’ ribbing rounds.

Both charts and written directions for charts are provided.

Size
Finished foot circumference: 7.5 (8, 8.5)“/ 19 (20.5, 21.5)cm.
Finished foot length: 8.25 (9.5, 10)”/ 21 (24, 25.5)cm.
Bottom of heel to top of ribbing: approx. 10” / 25.5cm.

Yarn
360 (390, 420)yds / 329 (357, 384)m fingering yarn.
Sample shown in Cascade Heritage Silk Paints (fingering; 85% Merino superwash wool, 15% mulberry silk; 437yds / 400m per 100g) in Fall Foliage 9801.

Needles
2.5mm / US1.5 for small circumference knitting.

Gauge
32 sts and 44 rows = 4” / 10cm in Stockinette stitch, in the round, blocked.

Notions
Stitch markers, cable needle, tapestry needle, waste yarn or stitch holder.


Credits
Charting Software: Stitchmastery
Tech Editing: RedSquirrel and FirSprite.
Test knit by: Ravellers ladywulf, bgow, N4mb8rG1rl, faeriepaw, IAlsoQuilt, REJ and junjunjun.


Please make sure you are always working with the latest version of a pattern.

Mar 5, 2020: v1.1 of the pattern was uploaded today. This version fixes a graphical anomaly in the repeat lines of the charts.