Knit the Busy Bees stitch pattern

Your needles will be buzzing when you knit this clever textured stitch pattern!

Busy Bees stitch pattern

Buzz buzz! This stitch pattern reminds us of buzzing little bumble bees. It’s a fab choice for elegant cardigans and would look great knitted up as an aran-weight blanket.

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To knit the Busy Bees pattern, just follow this stitch pattern to the desired length:

Busy Bees

Cast on a multiple of 6 sts plus 5. (Try 47 sts)

Row 1 and all odd rows (WS) Purl.

Row 2 (RS) K4, *yo, K3, pass yo over last 3 knit stitches, K3; rep from * to last st, K1.

Row 4 K4, *yo, K3, pass yo over last 3 knit stitches, K3; rep from * to last st, K1.

Row 6 K4, *yo, K3, pass yo over last 3 knit stitches, K3; rep from * to last st, K1.

Row 8 K1, *yo, K3, pass yo over last 3 knit stitches, K3; rep from * to last 4 sts, yo, K3, pass yo over 3 knit stitches, K1.

Row 10 K1, *yo, K3, pass yo over last 3 knit stitches, K3; rep from * to last 4 sts, yo, K3, pass yo over 3 knit stitches, K1.

Row 12 K1, *yo, K3, pass yo over last 3 knit stitches, K3, rep from * to last 4 sts, yo, K3, pass yo over 3 knit stitches, K1.

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These 12 rows form the pattern.