- a double-layered honeycomb texture made up of mini-cables
- thumb-shaping which blends into the surrounding honeycomb
- instructions for knitting mini-cables without a cable needle
(see also: the links in my post on the Beeswax hat)
- stretchy stitch patterns which help ensure a snug fit
- knit at a tighter gauge for durability
- one size, can be re-sized by altering gauge
- both charted and written instructions
- requires less than one 100g skein of DK-weight yarn
The Beeswax mitts pattern is available as a pdf download from Ravelry.
The set of hat, cowl, and mitts is also available as an ebook: The Beeswax Set.
I had fun drawing some more little bees to include in my photos - these ones are in charcoal and yellow pastel:
The lovely golden yarn is Vintage Purls Max once again - I used some of the second skein of 'Toffee Deluxe' leftover from my cowl.
I was pleased (and relieved) to discover that Max holds up well when subjected to repeated 'frogging'/unravelling. It took a few tries to come up with a really good way of doing the thumb increases! I wanted them to really blend into the pattern seamlessly, and happily, I found a solution after a bit of trial-and-error:
|The 'gusset' at the base of the thumb looks like one more honeycomb. :)|
|Hat, cowl, and mitts!|