The Wild Bees Wrap is a generous reminder that inspiration and creativity never happen in a vacuum. This three-colour rectangular wrap is a fun and engaging knit on a grand scale, with plenty of interest. The Wild Bees Wrap is knit from the centre out, starting with a simple square and branching out into panels of bee-inspired lace and gentle textured stitches and stripes.
Inspiration is rarely a bolt from the blue. More often than not, it is something gathered over time, bit by bit. The sources of our creativity are countless, and often many miles apart. The wild bees understand this by instinct. A single strong hive collectively flies the distance between the earth and the moon each day, with each bee pollinating up to five thousand flowers along their winding route. Every spoonful of honey is a miracle of creativity, community, and patience. So is everything we make.
Finished measurements after blocking
158 cm (62”) long
59 cm (23”) wide at centre square
48 cm (19”) wide at end sections
Natural Fibre Arts Merino Silk Yak 60% Merino; 20% Silk, 20% Yak;
366m/400yds per 100g skein, 3 x 100g skeins,
Colour A: Denim (darker blue)
Colour B: Stonewash (lighter blue)
Colour C: Beekeeper (gold)
Approximate yarn used
Colour A: 100g or 366m/400yds
Colour B: 90g or 325m/360yds
Colour C: 100g or 366m/400yds
Totalling approximately 290g
(1062m,1160yds) of fingering weight yarn.
4mm (US 6), 100cm (40”) long circular needles (or size to obtain gauge)
4mm DPNs if not using magic loop
4 stitch markers
Crochet hook (for Emily Ocker’s cast on)
22sts/32rows = 10cm (4”) in stockinette stitch after blocking