Mira Bee Stitch Sweater by Chloe Birch in West Yorkshire Spinners Re:Treat
This sweater is a staple piece with a quirky twist. The stocking stitch bodice contrasts the deeply textured bee stitched sleeves which gives warmth on cooler evenings. This distinctive sweater is designed by Chloe Birch using the yarn West Yorkshire Spinners Re:Treat. With its roving qualities and a soft twist that glides off the needles, creates smooth, light fabrics with a luxurious silky texture.
To fit bust: 28-50 inches
This kit contains:
- 5 x West Yorkshire Spinners Re:Treat - Adore (552)
- 2 x West Yorkshire Spinners Re:Treat - Reflect (099)
- 2 x West Yorkshire Spinners Re:Treat - Harmony (184)
- 1 x Digital Pattern
You will also require a 6mm and 6.5mm knitting needles, stitch holder and removable/hinged stitch markers.
Yarn weight: Chunky Roving
Needle Size: 1 pair of 6mm and 6.5mm knitting needles
Ball weight: 100g
Tension: 14 sts and 19 rows to 10cm measured over stocking stitch and 11 sts and 26 rows to 10cm measured over pattern on 6.5 needles
Fibre: 100% Bluefaced Kerry Hil
Care Instructions: Hand wash 30°C, do not tumble dry, do not bleach, do not iron
Pattern For: Ladies
I used blue and yellow wool (I felt that the combination of 3 colours was a bit much). Like the Gallina sweater by the same designer, the sleeves are too baggy for my taste, but I assume that is to make it easier for the knitter, by not having to do colour work AND increases at the same time. However, I made normal increasing sleeves and adapted the coloured bee stitch accordingly, which is easy enough to do, but you have to concentrate. I also made it quite a bit longer, but again, that is just personal preference. The pattern is easy to follow and would like to see more from this designer. More concentration is required for Bee Stitch than for the Garter Slip Stitch in the Galina sweater.