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Subject: Knitting Help needed
Date Posted: 8/7/2009 2:15 PM ET
Member Since: 4/29/2009
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Can anyone tell me how to do the Bee stitch with more than one color?  My Mom found a shawl that she just loves and it is done with 2 colors in the Bee stitch pattern.  I understand how to do the Bee stitch with one color, but I can't figure out how to do it with 2 colors.

The instructions are not very clear.  It just says

Row 1:  Color A, K1, * K1-b, k1* repeat from * to end

Row 2:  Knit

Row 3:  Color B, K2, k1-b, *k1, k1-b*, repeat from * to last 2 sts, k2

Row 4: Knit

Repeat rows 1 -4 for pattern

I just can't figure out what to do with color A when I am using color B and vice-versa.  I have tried searching the web and haven't been able to find an example using 2 colors.  Thanks for any information you can give me.  I greatly appreciate it!

Joanne

Date Posted: 8/8/2009 10:32 PM ET
Member Since: 2/17/2006
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Joanne, I posted the question in Ravelry. I'll check back for responses and post them here. I'm sure they'll have some good suggestions. They always do. Or you can go to www.ravelry.com and sign up. They are a great resource for questions like this.

Date Posted: 8/9/2009 8:17 AM ET
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Here is one response I got. I don't know if this is the pattern she is using.

 

"The Calming Shawl is done in Bee Stitch. Carrying the 2 yarns loosely up along the one side is working fine for me. This pattern calls for a crochet edge around the finished shawl which should hide the carried yarns well."

 

 

 

 



Last Edited on: 8/9/09 8:17 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 8/9/2009 9:27 AM ET
Member Since: 4/29/2009
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Hi Lisa,

Thanks for posting my question in Ravelry.  It is the Calming Shawl my Mom loves, so I am going to try to knit it for her for Christmas.  The answer you got makes sense, so I will try it and see what happens. If you get anymore responses from Ravelry and could post them here, that would be great.   I joined Ravelry yesterday, but haven't had much time to explore it yet.  Thanks so much for your help, I really appreciate it!

Joanne

Date Posted: 8/10/2009 11:21 AM ET
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Joanne, my question is posted in the Techniques forum over there, although it's probably been bumped way down by now. You can do a search for Bee Stitch in that forum and probably find it. There was one response that I didn't understand, but she did confess to having had a couple of glasses of wine before posting. It could also have been the fact that I am a somewhat new knitter and am not wrapping my brain around more advanced techniques.

Also, there is a PBS group over there. Feel free to friend me. My username is IngridSera.