Pollinator by Dominique Trad


March 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
20 stitches = 4 inches
in Garter stitch after blocking
US 6 - 4.0 mm
547 yards (500 m)
One size
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This shawl is a celebration of bees and a reminder to care for them and the environment in which they play their important role. Whether you plant a native garden, become a beekeeper, or just buy local honey, please don’t harm bees and do your best to look after their (and our) environment.

Pollinator is the sister pattern to The Bee Queen shawl and it is also a crescent designed for two colours of fingering weight (4ply) yarn. It is a more casual design featuring garter stitch stripes and a section of simple cable lace reminiscent of the cell structure of honeycomb, a nod to the spread of pollen with bees in flight, and it ends with a border of stingers.

The pattern is written and includes charts and stitch counts as well as yarn usage information. Tick sheet also included.

MC: 1 skein Knit Picks Diadem Solid 301m/329yd 100g (sample used 80g in col. Gold).
CC: 1 skein Knit Picks Diadem Solid 301m/329yd 100g (sample used 85g in col. Obsidian).

Finished Measurements
Sample: 185 cm wingspan, 56 cm depth at centre.

Approx. 20 sts x 26 rows over garter stitch after aggressive blocking.

Needles & Notions
Pair of 4mm (US 6) needles. I like to use an 80cm circular needle set but straight are fine also.
Cable needle.
2 stitch markers.

Pattern updated to include tick sheet on 3 Sep 2018.