Honeybee Cardigan

I know lots of you have been waiting for this one…and here it is!

Honeybee cardigan

Andrea in Honeybee!

Jesh in Honeybee!

Honeybee is a light, lacy cardigan in an interesting and fun stitch pattern. Knit seamlessly from the bottom up, Honeybee integrates set-in sleeves without the need for seaming! Two length options (or anywhere in between) and three quarter length sleeves let you customize your sweater to work with your weather! A perfect autumn layering piece that lets those fun tees and tanks shine through.

Shown cropped on Laura in Socks that Rock Mediumweight in Rose Quartz (pink) in size 34.5.

Shown full length on Andrea in Malabrigo Sock in Solis (blue/green) in size 38. See Andrea on the web at: http://knittingbybicycle.net

Shown full length on Jesh in Malabrigo Sock in Alcaucil (black) in size 45.
See Jesh on the web at: http://jeshknits.wordpress.com
Thanks for all the help in test knitting, gals!

Bust: 28 [33, 34.5, 38]{42.5, 45, 50, 56} inches / 72 [84, 87, 96.5]{108, 114, 127, 142} cm
Choose the size which is closest to your full bust measurement. If you are between sizes, choose the smaller one for a more fitted sweaer, the larger one for more ease. This sweater is very stretchy!

Lengths: cropped (9 inches / 23 cm from underarm to bottom of ribbing) and full length (15 inches / 38 cm from underarm to bottom of the ribbing.)

Honeybee, back

Fingering weight yarn Shown in Socks that Rock Mediumweight (380 yds/4 oz) and Malabrigo Sock (440 yds/100 g)
Cropped Version: 775 [900, 975, 1100]{1225, 1275, 1500, 1700} yards / 708 [822, 891, 1005]{1120, 1165, 1370, 1554} m
Full Length Version: 825 [950, 1025, 1150]{1290, 1350, 1550, 1750} yards / 754 [868, 937, 1050]{1180, 1255, 1440, 1620} m

US 4 / 3.5 mm, 32-inch / 80 cm or longer circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
US 4 / 3.5 mm double pointed needles or circulars of your choice for knitting sleeves in the round
stitch markers
tapestry needle
smooth waste yarn

24 sts and 32 rows = 4 inches / 10 cm square in stockinette stitch

8-page PDF pattern.

Available through Ravelry (no account needed), payment by Paypal.

$6.50 CAD


Also available as part of the Flora and Fauna collection – a trio of patterns for just $14.00 CAD


Note: As of July 5, 2010, sales tax will be added to this price for all Canadian residents only. The rates are: British Columbia 12%; Ontario, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador 13%; Nova Scotia 15%; and everywhere else in Canada 5% GST. Tax will be added in the Paypal payment process.

Andrea in Honeybee!



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11 responses to “Honeybee Cardigan”

  1. Seanna Lea Avatar

    This is definitely my favorite of the trio! I will have to look at this after payday.

  2. juniperjune Avatar

    and here i am with an LYS that just got a new shipment of malabrigo sock. sigh, what’s a girl to do besides knit this sweater?

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  4. darlene Avatar

    that is a seriously nice cardi! i think i just found my new fall project.

  5. Rachel Avatar

    Gorgeous! I’ve already favorited this on Ravelry!

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  8. SamLaTricoteuse Avatar

    Hi, I really need your help. I am having problem deciding which of your patterns to buy. I searched Ravelry – cause I really want to use some of my stash: got a lot of Zara, BMF Heavyweight to use. I am debating between Monday Morning or the Honeybee.. then I’ll finally be able to pass my order. I wonder if the Heavyweight will be too big for Honeybee and not enough for Monday.. Or if Zara can do Honeybee ??? Your reco would be gladly appreciated. (Went through two hours of searching on Ravelry and can’t decide)… Thanks

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