Well, here I go again, another BETTNA. But ya know I do this all the time. I find a pattern that is pretty simply and uncomplicated, and I just make it over and over again using different yarns. So, here is my LAST Bettna (is this a lie?)…at least for myself. I have the yarn lined up for a Bettna for my daughter. She’s seen enough of these on me that she’s fallen in love with it! We’re all going camping for a week next week, so I’ll work on her Bettna! She can watch her Bettna evolve!
[B]YARN: [/B] Wisdom “Poems” 100% wool (color 572)
[B]BOOK:[/B] Noro Revisited
[B]PATTERN:[/B] Bettna, model shown in Noro Silk Garden on cover
[B]PLEASE NOTE: [/B] the ‘finishing’ paragraph of the pattern is not complete; it leaves out certain steps that you have to figure out for yourself, and every time I make this Bettna I am struggling through it; it has to do with that unusual back neckline connected to the garter bands in the front; if you are making this sweater, please PM me if you need clarification; the paragraph doesn’t walk you through the seaming either, you just gotta ‘know’.
I didn’t knit the LOWER BACK in one giant swath. I used two balls of yarn and worked the first 46st of the row with skein A and the last 46 st with skein B. This was to manipulate how the colorway spread out. I wanted the ‘striping’ of the LOWER BACK to be the same overall width of the ‘striping’ of the LOWER FRONTS. Wider regions will ‘stripe’ skinnier. I didn’t want teeny stripes on the LOWER BACK side-seamed against wider stripes of the LOWER FRONTS. So, below is the BACK VIEW:
The back neckline is connected to the front garter bands in an
unconventional way.[I] It isn’t hard to do at all,[/I] but it is hard to [I]conceptualize,[/I] and since the pattern is very silent about it all, you must be a ‘mind reader’.
Y’all know how much fun that is, right? :teehee:
More information on my Ravelry Project page, if you’re interested.
More ‘progress’ photos, too.