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Where Are My Bees?

Ella's Pattern Store
Knitting
November 2011
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
13 stitches and 15 rows = 2 inches
US 2 - 2.75 mm
(see notes)
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I finally made the bee mittens of my dreams! I wanted to name these “Covered In Bees” after the Eddie Izzard skit but some clever Ravelers beat me to that name. Instead, the name comes from a phrase I used to say to my roommates All. The. Time. I can’t remember how it started. It’s a good question to ask, though.

The front side has two bees hovering above a tropical looking flower. The palm side is covered in flowers. The cuff has a cute honeycomb pattern. I had a really hard time photographing the honey yellow color yarn I used. The closeups have the most accurate representation of it (the black ended up looking crazy-dark in those photos).

Finished Size
4 inches wide. 8 inches long from tip to thumb base,
cuff is 2 inches long. If you need to do some resizing
beyond changing needle sizes, there is some helpful
information included on page 6.

Equipment
• Yarn: Worsted weight 1 skein of each color -
Cadmium and Black.
• Needles: 2.75 mm (US 2) double points or circulars
• Tapestry needle
• Scrap Yarn

Some words about yarn choices: I used Malabrigo
Worsted (appx 210 yards per 100 grams) because I
wanted a dense and puffy mitten and the pilling that
will definitely happen doesn’t bother me. I used 40%
of the yellow and 60% of the black. Try a different worsted weight yarn for less pilling. I prototyped in Cascade 220 and that worked quite well, too.

Techniques
• Casting on
• Increasing & decreasing
• Picking up stitches
• Stranded knitting