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New Pattern! The Beekeeper Shawl

I’m really pleased to say that my new design The Beekeeper Shawl is now up on Ravelry 🙂

Beekeeper Shawl

The design started last year when I feel in love with the beautiful honeybee stitch. It’s so much fun to work and it looks so pretty! You can find a full tutorial on this stitch here.

Honeybee Stitch

The wings of the shawl are worked in a simple ‘alternating leaf’ lace pattern.

Beekeeper Lace Pattern

I actually finished making the shawl whilst on holiday in Greece last year, it felt strange working on a shawl in 30+ degree heat but I wish I could have that view whilst working on every project!

Beekeeper

The trouble was that when I got home I didn’t write up the pattern straight away so it took me an age to decipher my notes and get it into some form of legible pattern. On that note I would like to say a big THANK YOU to Amanda at Dissemiknit for doing such a brilliant job tech editing it for me!

I made my shawl using Jillybean ‘Knot another Granny‘ sport weight yarn, but it also works really well in a plainer coloured yarn. The shawl below was made by Linda (BreezyHDK on Ravelry), one of the ladies that volunteered to test knit the pattern for me. Don’t you just love the colour she chose?

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© BreezyHDK (Photo used with kind permission)

This design process has been a massive learning curve for me, but I loved every second of it and I can’t wait to get on and do some more now!

Happy knitting x

8 thoughts on “New Pattern! The Beekeeper Shawl”

  1. Congratulations Jem – it is beautiful! I think you should have it as your header pic too – your latest design!! I am quite tempted to knit it up in a lovely shade of teal 🙂 Stern voice to self: But only after you have completed all your other projects!!

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