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A Bee in the Bonnet


Most mornings, Lauren Rad of A Bee in the Bonnet can be found curled up in a pink wingback chair with a hot mug of tea and some handknit socks on always-cold feet. “My knitting patterns are easily memorized and super soothing, so you can take them anywhere or work on them while doing other things,” Lauren says. “That’s because, for me, knitting is a mental health tool. I use it as a mindfulness exercise and as a fidget spinner.” Patterns come with a second, low-vision version of the design. A Bee in the Bonnet patterns are available through clearly marked links to Payhip, Etsy and Ravelry.

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Below are photos of a few representative patterns (with direct links to pattern pages) to give you a sense of the designer's work.
  • Simple beanie divided into sections vertically by parallel purl rows.
    Grant Park
  • Fingerless Mitts with ribbing at all openings and a delicate braid up the top of each hand.
    Prograde Orbit
  • Delicate lace and bobble cowl.
  • Socks with vertical textured stripes in moss stitch, openwork and more.
    Creme Brulee

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