you can always tell the bees your troubles

This statement is made by Pilar in Margaret Atwood’s The Year of the Flood. Pilar is one of the Eves, one of the women who take on care-giving duties in the God’s Gardeners society. Her specialties are bees and mushrooms, two things that are extremely useful in the broken-down world of this novel (and series).

Pilar Sweater for Middie Blythe

I named this fingering weight sweater for Middie after Pilar because both are no-nonsense, basic, and reliable.

Pilar Sweater for Middie Blythe

The pattern includes instructions for both long and short sleeves and the sweater is designed to fit Middie just perfectly. It fastens in the back with a metal snap, though you could also have Middie wear it the reverse way around for a fitted cardigan look.

Check out this pattern on Ravelry, Etsy, LoveKnitting, and Craftsy.