History of Bees shawl by Christina Hadderingh

History of Bees shawl

September 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 13 rows = 4 inches
in dc (US)
3.5 mm (E)
1312 - 1750 yards (1200 - 1600 m)
160cm/64” wingspan and 75cm/30” deep after blocking.
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This pattern is available for €4.50 EUR buy it now

IMPORTANT, PLEASE READ: This pattern will be released as a CAL. Please look at the CAL planning for when you will receive the files. You will receive the first file on the 20th of September

About the CAL
During the Read With Me CAL we will crochet the History of Bees shawl. But it also focusses on the bee theme, where I will post weekly bee facts and curiosities. And there is also room to read and discuss the book ‘The History of bees’ by Maja Lunde. 

Duration: The CAL will run for seven week from the first swatch to showing off your shawls. See the CAL planning below for release dates.

Where will the CAL take place?: The CAL will be hosted in my Facebook group: A Spoonful of Yarnies.

Swatching & Practicing Fri 20 sept
Week 1 Fri 27 sept
Week 2 Fri 4 oct
Week 3 Fri 11 oct
Week 4 Fri 18 oct
Week 5 Fri 25 oct
Show off your shawls! Fri 1 nov

About the book
We will read ‘The History of bees’ by Maja Lunde. The book contains the stories of Tao, William and George and each have a relation to bees. The time periods also vary. The shawl is inspired by their stories and we will crochet our way from Tao’s story as a polinator, to George’s story as a beekeeper to Williams story as a hive designer. Reading along is of course not mandatory for the CAL, but makes it all the more fun : )

About the pattern
Difficulty & Techniques: Definitely an intermediate pattern due to the puff stitches, the front- and backpost dc and tr (US) and working with two colors in the same row. But hopefully good to follow for an advanced beginner with the pictures and charts. And because it’s a CAL you will have the help of many others : )

Pattern format & language: Written pattern with pictures and charts in English (US) and Dutch.

Discount during the CAL: The pattern is available at the reduced price of €4.50 during the CAL (31 August - 1 November). No code needed : ) Afterwards it will go up to its regular price. To celebrate the CAL you will also receive 20% off all of my other self-published patterns!

Buy the pattern through Ravelry: You can buy the pattern here on Ravelry. Please make sure you are logged in while purchasing! You will receive updates each week through an email with a download link, but if you are not logged in, you will not receive it.

Buy the pattern through Etsy: You can buy the pattern here. You will receive an email with the weekly file. Please make sure to store those files, because I do not offer instant downloads through Etsy, so it is not automatically saved to your account.

The shawl uses two colors of Scheepjes Metropolis. This is a beautiful fingering weight wool yarn (75% merino/25% nylon; 200m/50g). I have picked a few different colorways inspired by bees <3 And even better, I am working together with a few different online yarn stores to put together yarn packs, so you can order yours with just one click : )
Please note that the yarn packs only contain the yarn, no hooks, books or patterns are included.

See all the colorways in the photo’s. You can purchase the yarn packs through this blogpost.

Color A: 6 x Scheepjes Metropolis (1200m/300g)
Color B: 2 x Scheepjes Metropolis (400m/100g)