Dark Matter Knits- Langstroth Jr Knitting Pattern
This raglan pullover looks dashing and is easy to make, perfect for the little "busy bee" in your life. The honeycomb pattern on the body of the sweater is a simple combination of knit, purl, and slipped stitches. The body and sleeves are knit in the round separately and joined at the yoke. The body and sleeves are then worked all together from armpit to neck, which leaves mere inches of seaming to be done at the end of the project.
The designer, a historian of science, often names some of her designs for scientific figures from the past. In 1853, Rev. Lorenzo Lorraine Langstroth published The Hive and the Honey Bee, which for the first time described many of the beekeeping techniques that are still used today. Langstroth invented the concept of “bee space,” which means leaving about 1 cm (the size of a bee) between each frame in a hive box. This encourages bees to build honeycombs only on the removable frames, instead of on the hive box itself. This made it possible for beekeepers to handle the frames and extract honey as they had never been able to do before. Designed by Elizabeth Green Musselman
Finished sizes: Chest: 26 (28, 30, 32, 34)" chest; corresponds to children's sizes 4, 6/8, 8/10, & 10/12
Gauge: 19 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches in honeycomb, 19 sts = 4” = 27 rows in stockinette on larger needles.
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