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Project info
Honeybee Cardigan
Honeybee Cardigan by Laura Chau
Knitting
28 (cast on) 34.5 (body)
Needles & yarn
US 3 - 3.25 mm
Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock Lightweight
414 yards in stash
3 skeins = 1080.0 yards (987.6 meters), 381 grams
Black
Blue Moon Fiber Arts
May 14, 2011
Notes

3 June 2013
This top makes me happy when I wear it ^_^ A little tight for the buttons, particularly at the bottom edge, but definitely what I was trying to create.

20 June 2013
Blocked, looking for buttons. Grew a bit during blocking but mostly grew vertically which made the back look much nicer (was rolling up a bit previously).

30 May 2013
Re-knit the neckline, didn’t follow pattern as wasn’t sure how to do so with the mods made so far, turned out messy the first time, but re-did and now looking much neater, still quite a wide neck though. I think I need to understand more about sweater construction if improvising in future.

11 Mar 2013
Finished the sleeves. Trying bust dart increases to increase the size gradually after the waste to probably nearer the 34.5 size.

14 Jan 2013
Started the sleeves, doing long sleeves, so cast on 38, did 3 inches of garter, then and gradually increased in st-st to 68.

9 Sep 2012
Loving the honey bee pattern, very easy to memorise and entertaining. It’s as fun as knitting a shawl but more easily done on the go.

28 Aug 2012
Cast on 180 sts with 6 rows garter

Setup: A (bee) A, 36, A (bee A bee A bee) A, 36, A, (bee) A = 180

sts for 28 size

6, (12) 6, 36, 6 (12, 6, 12, 6, 12) 6, 36, 6 (12) 6 = 180

Size was 34.5 too big, so will try size 28 for the lower edge, then might go up a size after waist.

Note after top complete: this size was probably one too small, should have gone with size 33 for the cast on

sts for 34.5 size

6, (12 6 12) 6, 39, 6 (12, 6, 12, 6, 12) 6, 39, 6 (12, 6, 12), 6 = 222

27 Aug 2012
Swatched honeybee pattern twice and went down to needle size 3.25mm. Gets the horizontal measurements but not sure I understand the vertical swatch measurements as mine is about 1/2 what it should be if I’m reading it right. Assuming pattern will grow quite a bit when blocked.

23 Aug 2012
Swatching

Would make full length and less lace panels like lavanya’s lovely one.

My Amelia was 34 size, so trying 34.5 size for this.

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August 23 2012
June 3 2013
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by Blue Moon Fiber Arts
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100% Merino
405 yards / 146 grams
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  • Originally queued: August 3, 2012
  • Project created: August 21, 2012
  • Finished: July 2, 2013
  • Updated: December 1, 2013
  • Progress updates: 11 updates