I am knitting “Bettna” for the 2nd time. I have worn version #1 over and over again. It’s the first cardigan I usually grab! I used the recommended yarn: NORO Silk Garden for version #1 shown below.
NORO Silk Garden self-stripes to its own liking and whim…and I just let it do what it wanted to do. I did nothing with manipulating the color sequencing.
Here I am…with DH…wearing it to a Bible Conference! I had a red Viking Knits pullover underneath!
For version #2…I am using CRYSTAL PALACE “Taos” in the color called “Chaco Canyon”. I like this warm colorway! See photo below:
This is a true representation of the colorway. My other photos were taken in weird light this afternoon.
I knit the LOWER BACK panel first, using a single skein across the rows. I think I started the 2nd skein when I said to myself: “UGH”. This is how Chaco Canyon was turning out:
Very non-distinct, very muddy…with a prevailing olive cast. NOT what I bargained for. So, what to do, what to do.
So I set aside BACK#1…and cast on for the BACK again. I knit the 14 garter stitch rows for the border using 1 skein across the rows. HOWEVER, when I commenced the st st…I divided the stitches into 5 sections…and knit each section with a different skein. Colorblock work, if you will.
This is the outcome, indoor lighting:
This is the outcome, outdoor lighting:
I love this! I repeated this process of knitting for the 2 LOWER FRONT panels as well, using just 3 skeins across the rows…and am now working on SLEEVE #1 using 3 skeins across the rows. The result is wonderful.
When the sleeves are 15" in length, then I must cast on 20 st at the beginning of the next two rows. This creates the vertical upper body for the fronts and the back. The upper body for the fronts and back the stitch is “elongated garter stitch” and then I will revert to using just one skein across the rows.
I will post photos of the sweater in Whatcha Knitting soon!
Here is the model sweater, on the cover of the book: