Apis Florea by Skeinwalker Knits

Apis Florea

Knitting
March 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in stitch pattern
US 6 - 4.0 mm
234 yards (214 m)
One; easily customizable.
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This pattern is available for free.

It’s Lace Month at the Skeinwalker’s headquarters: And it’s giveaway time!

We all love knitting, right?! I’d like to gift you the Apis Florea cowl and have you all spread the love for knitting even more :-) This gift is available to everyone.

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From February 25th, there will be a special Apis Florea cowl KAL in my Raverly group as well as in my Facebook group The Explorer Basecamp and on Instagram. So choose your favorite platform!

Everybody will have the time to select some yarn :-) You’ll find all the details soon in my Ravelry group, in a special thread for the KAL. In the meantime, drop by and say hello!

So I hope to see you soon in the group for some great fun and a great quick knit!

Bees might be small, but they play an important ecological role by pollinating flowering plants. Small, but mighty. And very much needed.
Apis Florea is a species of small wild honeybee of southern and southeastern Asia. These bees live in forest habitats but they are also pollinators of tropical fruit crops. Apis Florea builds exposed nests with a single comb on a tree branch.
The Apis Florea cowl is inspired by the highly structured society of bees and by their architectural skills. The cowl features an all-over diamond and wavy pattern evocative of bees in flight and honeycombs. Grab your needles and join the hive!

Yarn
The Fox and the Knight Delahaye Merino DK (DK; 100% Merino; 225 meters / 246 yards per 100 grams); 1 skein; sample uses 95 grams in color Faint.
Suggestions are given for using 2 skeins.

Needles
4 mm (US size 6) 80 cm / 32 inches circular needle or size to obtain gauge.

Gauge
18.5 stitches and 24 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in Stockinette stitch, unblocked.
12 stitches and 25 rows = 10 cm / 4 inches in stitch pattern C – Hive, blocked.
Note: obtaining the gauge given is not crucial but will affect the finished size and the yardage needed.

Notions
Removable stitch markers: 1 in color A (beginning-of-round marker), 4 in color B (optional). Tapestry needle. Blocking pins. Blocking wires (optional).

Size
One; easily customizable.

Final measurements
Circumference (c): 84 cm / 33 inches, height (h): 40.5 cm / 16 inches.

Skill level
Basic stitches, increases, single and double decreases. Relatively easy to memorize stitch patterns. Patterning on all rounds. Elastic BO. Video tutorials are provided for the used stitches and techniques.

Pattern notes
This pattern is worked in the round. Suggestions are given to customize the pattern, for example to use two skeins of yarn.
Charts and written instructions are provided as well as clear video tutorials for the used stitches.

Pattern support
For questions about this pattern, please PM me on Ravelry or send me an email. Contact details are provided.

Thank you note
I’d like to send a big thank you to my truly awesome test knitter on Ravelry: alexroosje