Elizabeth Green Musselman

for Dark Matter Knits   2011

DMK004 Langstroth Sr.

This raglan looks dashing and is easy to make. The honeycomb pattern is a simple mix of knit, purl, and slipped stitches.

Body and sleeves are knit in the round separately and joined at the yoke. The sweater is then worked all together from
armpit to neck, which leaves mere inches of seaming to be done at the end of the project.

I am a historian of science, so I name some of my 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 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.

Ease information: Sweater designed to fit with about 4” positive ease. The red sweater pictured here has a 48” chest and is worn with 4” of positive ease.

(Langstroth, for ages 4 - 12, is available here-- Ed.)

Pattern Detail

  • Honeycomb stitch pattern charted
  • schematics included
  • no sewing
  • fall/winter
  • circular, no sewing
  • finished chest sizes: 36 (40, 44, 48, 52, 56)”
  • digital PDF has 5 pages (letter size)
  • easy
    • 4 x 4 in
    • 4.5 mm
    • US 7
    • 19.0 over pattern
    • 4 x 4 in
    • 4.5 mm
    • US 7
    • 19.0 st st
Click below for more images and yarn requirements
Frisch-mainphoto_edited-1 Langstrothsr_pg1 Frisch-foldedarms Frisch-yoke_edited-1

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