Queen Bee Pullover by Megan-Anne Llama

Queen Bee Pullover

Knitting
April 2019
Sport (12 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1250 - 2900 yards (1143 - 2652 m)
1(2, 3, 4) 5(6, 7, 8) 9(10, 11, 12) = 28(31, 35, 39)” 41(46, 50, 54)” 60(65, 70, 74)”
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Bees are fierce, loyal, deadly, beautiful, and indispensable. It only makes sense that you should adorn yourself with them. You’ve always known how powerful you are, it’s time for the rest of the world to get the memo. Today, you cast on the power-suit of sweaters: The Queen Bee Pullover.

Knit from the bottom up, this regal sweater begins with an exciting sleeve pattern, then moves on to a relaxing, meditative body knit in simple stockinette. After the quiet Zen of the body, you’ll finish on the dramatic high-note of the Queen Bee Yoke.

Chin up Queen, and never let them see your crown slip.

Can’t stop buzzing about the Queen Bee Pullover? Keep the fun going with my original Queen Bee pattern: the Queen Bee Socks!

Yarn
Lattes & Llamas Geek-A-Long Yarn (100 grams/ 328 yards). Sample is knit with Gilded (gold) as MC, and Miss Patty (purple) as CC.
CC: 1(1, 1, 2) 2(3, 3, 3) 3(3, 3, 3) balls.
MC: 3(3, 4, 4) 4(5, 5, 5) 5(5, 6, 6) balls.

Needles
US4 / 3.5 mm 16” & 32” circular needles
US5 / 4.0 mm 16” & 32” circular needles
For the 16” needles you can substitute 40” circulars and work in magic loop or use DPNs.

Notions
Stitch Markers, including one visibly different marker to indicate Beginning of Round.

Gauge
26 sts and 30 rounds = 4” in stranded color work, blocked. Take care to work your gauge swatch in the round to get the most accurate gauge.

Sizing
1(2, 3, 4) 5(6, 7, 8) 9(10, 11, 12)
28(31, 35, 39)” 41(46, 50, 54)” 60(65, 70, 74)” bust. Note that these measurements are on the final blocked sweater. The sweater was designed to be worn with 2”-5” of positive ease, so choose as size that includes your desired amount of ease.

Instructions and Difficulty
This is an intermediate pattern. You will want to be comfortable working stranded color work, following both written and charted instructions, and working in the round. Instructions include tips and tricks for modifying your sweater to achieve your perfect fit.