Honey Bee Wrap

The Honey Bee Wrap is an arrow-shaped wrap, pointy at one end and V-shaped at the other end. It is knit in sections (like a sampler shawl) with some easy, mindless stitches like garter and stockinette, and interspersed with interesting sections of bobbles, honeycomb lace and stripes.

Skill Level: Easy

Size: 18” wide and 64” long

Gauge: 24 sts and 28 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st after wet blocking

Materials

Super fine weight yarnYarn: Malabrigo Yarn Sock (100% Merino; 440 yards [402 meters]/100 grams): 803 Ochre (MC, 2 balls), 805 Alcaucil (CC, 1 ball)

Needles: US size 5 (3.75 mm) straight

Notions: Markers, tapestry needle

Special Stitches

byf_sl: Bring working yarn to front under the needle, slip 1 stitch knitwise, bring working yarn over top of needle to the back (this produces a yarn over that crosses over the slipped stitch)

k_psso: Knit 1, then pass the prior slipped stitch over this stitch

m1l: Increase slanted to the left (pick up the horizontal bar btw the sts from front to back, knit through back leg)

m1r: Increase slanted to the right (pick up the horizontal bar btw the sts from back to front, knit through front leg)

Pattern Notes

This wrap is worked from one end to the other. Strategically placed increases and decreases give the arrow shape to the shawl.

Pattern

Using CC, loosely CO 121 sts.

Section 1

Garter (uses only CC)

Row 1 (RS): Sl1, k1, k2tog, k56, m1r, pm, k1, pm, m1l, k56, ssk, k2.

Row 2 (WS): Sl1, k to marker, sm, k1, sm, k to end.

Row 3: Sl1, k1, k2tog, k56, m1r, sm, k1, sm, m1l, k56, ssk, k2.

Row 4: Sl1, k to marker, sm, k1, sm, k to end.

Rep Rows 3-4 until piece measures 6” from CO edge, ending with a WS row.

Section 2

Honeycomb (uses only CC)

Row 1 (RS): Sl1, k1, k2tog, p56, m1r, sm, k1, sm, m1l, p56, ssk, k2.

Row 2 (WS): Sl1, k2, p to marker, sm, p, sm, p until last 3 sts, k3.

Row 3: Sl1, k1, k2tog, k1, *byf_sl, k_psso; rep from * until 3 sts before marker, byf_sl, k_psso, k1, m1r, sm, k1, sm, m1l, k1, *byf_sl, k_psso; repeat from * until 5 sts remain, k1, ssk, k2.

Row 4: Rep Row 2.

Rep Rows 1-4 until Section 2 measures 8”, ending with a Row 4.

Section 3

Garter Stripes (uses MC and CC)

Row 1 (RS): Sl1, k1, k2tog, k56, m1r, sm, k1, sm, m1l, k56, ssk, k2.

Row 2 (WS): Sl1, k to marker, sm, k1, sm, k to end.

Work Rows 1-2 using CC for a total of 4 times. (8 rows worked)

Work Rows 1-2 using MC for a total of 1 time. (2 rows worked)

Work Rows 1-2 using CC for a total of 3 times. (6 rows worked)

Work Rows 1-2 using MC for a total of 2 times. (4 rows worked)

Work Rows 1-2 using CC for a total of 2 times. (4 rows worked)

Work Rows 1-2 using MC for a total of 3 times. (6 rows worked)

Work Rows 1-2 using CC for a total of 1 time. (2 rows worked)

Work Rows 1-2 using MC for a total of 4 times. (8 rows worked)
Cut CC leaving at least 6” tail.

Section 4

Garter (uses only MC)

Row 1 (RS): Sl1, k1, k2tog, k56, m1r, sm, k1, sm, m1l, k56, ssk, k2.

Row 2 (WS): Sl1, k to marker, sm, k1, sm, k to end.

Rep Rows 1-2 until Section 4 measures 6”, ending with a WS row.

Section 5

BOBBLES (uses MC and CC)

Row 1 (RS): Using MC, sl1, k1, k2tog, k56, m1r, sm, k1, sm, m1l, k56, ssk, k2.

Row 2 (WS): Using MC, sl1, k2, p to marker, sm, k1, sm, p to last 3 sts, k3.

Row 3: Using MC, sl1, k1, k2tog, k56, m1r, sm, k1, sm, m1l, k56, ssk, k2.

Row 4: Using MC, sl1, k2, p to marker, sm, k1, sm, p to last 3 sts, k3.

Row 5: Using CC, sl1 wyib, k1, k2tog, k2, *(k1, yo, k1) in next st, sl1 wyib; rep from * to marker, m1r, sm, k1, sm, m1l, *sl1 wyib, (k1, yo, k1) in next st; rep from * to last 6 sts, k2, ssk, k2.

Row 6: Using CC, sl1 wyib, k2, p2, *k3togtbl (knitting through the back loop of the 3 new bobble sts created on the previous row), sl1 wyib; rep from * to 1 st before marker, p1, sm, p1, sm, p1 *sl1 wyib, k3togtbl (knitting through the back loop of the 3 new bobble sts created on the previous row); rep from * to last 5 sts, p2, k3.

Rep Rows 1-6 until Section 5 measures 10”, ending with a Row 6.

Cut CC leaving at least a 6” tail.

Section 6

Stockinette (uses only MC)

Row 1 (RS): Sl1, k1, k2tog, k to marker, m1r, sm, k1, sm, m1l, k to last 4 sts, ssk, k2.

Row 2 (WS): Sl1, k2, p to marker, sm, k1, sm, p to last 3 sts, k3.
Rep Rows 1-2 until Section 6 measures 10”, ending with a WS row.

Section 7

Honeycomb (uses only MC)

Row 1 (RS): Sl1, k1, k2tog, p56, m1r, sm, k, sm, m1l, p56, ssk, k2.

Row 2 (WS): Sl1, k2, p to marker, sm, p, sm, p until last 3 sts, k3.

Row 3: Sl1, k1, k2tog, k1, *byf_sl, k_psso; repeat from * until 3 sts before marker, byf_sl, k_psso, k, m1r, k1, sm, m1l, sm, k1, *byf_sl, k_psso; rep from * until 5 sts remain, k, ssk, k2.

Row 4: Rep Row 2.

Rep Rows 1-4 until Section 7 measures 10”, ending with a Row 4.

Section 8

Garter (uses only MC)

Row 1 (RS): Sl1, k1, k2tog, k56, m1r, sm, k1, sm, m1l, k56, ssk, k2.

Row 2 (WS): Sl1, k to marker, sm, k1, sm, k to end.

Rep Rows 1-2 using until Section 8 measures 8”, ending with a WS row.

BO all sts loosely.

Finishing

Weave in ends. Block.

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