This listing is for the .pdf download of the Save the Bees pattern by Nikki Small of Ewe Felty Thing.
This sweater has been inspired by one of the most important species on our planet – the humble bee. We owe a lot of our existence to this wonderful little creature, and so I wanted to design something to celebrate it.
The sweater is made up of a mixture of colour work and cables, creating a sweater with a fun yet classic look that is comfortable and easy to wear. The honeycomb patterns along the sides of the body and sleeves add depth and interest to the design not only as a finished object, but whilst knitting as well.
£1 from the sale of each pattern will be donated to charities benefiting bees and other pollinators.
The sweater uses DK weight yarn in 212m/100g skeins in 3 colours. The yarn pictured is a ‘donegal nep’ yarn which adds further texture to the garment, however this is not essential and any DK yarns fitting the gauge will work.
The yarns used for the cover version were dyed by Ewe Felty Thing and will be available in kit form. The yarns used for the original design were dyed by and are available from The Knitting Shed, and are Ainsworth and Prin Slubby DK.
The sweater is knitted top-down, with a colour work yoke and cable details on the sides of the body and outside of sleeves. The colour work sections are charted only.
There is a slight positive ease in the jumper to make it comfortable over layers.