By Tânia Neves (Bola de Pêlo Criações)
Instagram handle: @boladepelocriacoes
Tânia Neves is a Portuguese lawyer, writer, creative knitting teacher, and fiber artist. She expresses her creativity through knitwear design, finding inspiration for her patterns in nature and deepest life purpose. For Tânia, art is a way of commitment to life, and she loves sharing her talents, gifts, and skills with others, stimulating their innate creativity and own ability to manifest their dreams. Get inspired, listen to your creative inner muse, and make magic with your yarn and needles every day!
Inspiration: “The warm breeze announces Spring ... The bees do their labor and pollinate the fields full of flowers, with the pollen of Life ... It is a new cycle that begins! It is the manifestation of Life that brings us a new beginning, full of possibilities and potential... So, be sweet... be the sweet bee... and let be what you choose to be…sweet!” I designed this pattern stitch inspired by Spring, bees, honeycombs, and Life. The inspirational quote above is the motto for it and I chose it because it is one of my favorites, reminding me about the importance of cooperating, sharing, and doing this work for a higher purpose in Life. I love to use it in garments, mittens, hats, or socks.
Finished Stitch Block Measurements
8 x 8 inch/20 x 20cm stitch block square, blocked (including garter stitch borders)
Worsted weight yarn
Size 8 US (5mm) needles
17 sts and 29 rows = 4 inches/10cm in Be(e) Sweet stitch pattern with size
Be(e) Sweet Pattern (multiple of 4 sts)
Rows 1 & 7: *K2, p1, k1; rep from * until the end.
Rows 2 & 6: *K1, p1, k1, p1; rep from * until the end.
Rows 3 & 5: *P1, k3; rep from * until the end.
Row 4: *P3, k1; rep from * until the end.
Row 8: *P1, k1, p2; rep from * until the end.
Stitch Block Instructions
Bottom Garter Stitch Edging
CO 34 sts.
Knit 6 rows.
Row 1 (RS): K3, work Be(e) Sweet pattern to last 3 sts, k3.
Row 2 (WS): K3, work Be(e) Sweet pattern to last 3 sts, k3.
Rep Rows 1-2 until square measures 7½ inches/19cm.
Top Garter Stitch Edging
Knit 6 rows.
BO all sts.