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ArtLady1981
09-14-2010, 05:03 PM
Yeah, I knit a 6th Bettna. I tell you, I really love this design. It works so well with so many variegated colorways!

This yarn is DK / 8 ply / 60% Cotton, 24% Silk, 16% Wool, and is warm, yet cool. Very light and airy feeling. I had so much fun working with the colorway! Had to manipulate the skeins more than once by removing the solid black a few times.

Anyway, I promise to model it for you, but not today. I'm a wreck, and doin' good to get the photo done at all. I need a hair cut and color, too. Ack.

Here it is:

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4091/4990677897_1db3f33070.jpg


http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4144/4991285428_647726b5a8.jpg

I'm going to wear it tonight, with a wool (knit) charcoal heather-grey skirt and black top. I'm also going to knit a cami/tank to go with it, using Silky Wool but haven't gotten to it yet. Here is the Silky Wool, color "coffee bean #54":
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4116/4889568260_d1730fee85.jpg

Here (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/ArtLady/bettna-7) are my Ravelry notes, if you care to investigate this knit!

Lana
09-14-2010, 06:22 PM
That's really sharp looking!

Your evening's outfit sounds spot on.

auburnchick
09-14-2010, 08:53 PM
Lovely, lovely!! Those earth tones are so soothing!!! Wonderful job!!

lgoddard
09-14-2010, 08:54 PM
Love it! The colors are great and I am sure the rest of the outfit is going to really show it off.

artistatlarge101
09-15-2010, 12:57 AM
Hi Dollyce,

As always a perfect matching of yarn to pattern. Everything you do is perfection............you think I'm a fan? You bet I am!



Happy knitting................:knitting:

Jan in CA
09-15-2010, 01:01 AM
Love it, Dollyce!!:inlove:

kmaclean
09-15-2010, 12:45 PM
Love it ... as always! The colorway you used is just beautiful!

kittykins
09-15-2010, 01:25 PM
Dollyce,I just had to ditto what everyone else has said. Your work is always breathtaking and of course PERFECT!:woot: Jeanie

Slim
09-15-2010, 06:09 PM
Another beautiful cardi. You are the sweater queen! I love this colorway, and the yarn sounds yummy. Beautiful work, as always.

MerigoldinWA
09-15-2010, 06:38 PM
It looks very nice. Are you just going to wear it open in front, or does it have a zipper I can't see? Usually you have cool buttons, but I don't see any. Just wondering.

ArtLady1981
09-16-2010, 02:13 AM
It looks very nice. Are you just going to wear it open in front, or does it have a zipper I can't see? Usually you have cool buttons, but I don't see any. Just wondering.

No buttons. The "Bettna" is worn open, like a kimono. If a person wanted to hold it closed, a clasp could easily be added.
But I've never wanted to hold it closed. I like to fly free! :teehee:

Thanks for your message Judy!

MerigoldinWA
09-16-2010, 04:35 AM
No buttons. The "Bettna" is worn open, like a kimono. If a person wanted to hold it closed, a clasp could easily be added.
But I've never wanted to hold it closed. I like to fly free!

Thanks for the reply Dollyce. I understand, no buttons. I guess it is 'bettna' that way. (attempt at a joke :lol: )

margz3
09-16-2010, 10:06 AM
Another beauty! I love the colorways you choose! You sure have an eye for color and patterns! :thumbsup:

ArtLady1981
09-16-2010, 12:51 PM
Here's the front cover of the book! Bettna is featured on the cover:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3631/3324007898_18474c45d1.jpg

WandaT
09-19-2010, 05:14 PM
I'm just simply gonna have to try this one day. I love the way yours always turns out!! Just beautiful!

ArtLady1981
09-19-2010, 06:14 PM
I'm just simply gonna have to try this one day. I love the way yours always turns out!! Just beautiful!
You really must! This kimono-like cardigan is so easy! Almost completely straight lines! Another bonus, it's flattering on any figure type! Tall women, short women, slim or plump...it fits!

Debkcs
09-21-2010, 03:55 PM
After not being able to see enough to get online for almost a week, thought I'd check to see if you posted something new. You didn't disappoint me, it's really pretty.

I'm going to go look for the Noro book, I have the perfect yarn.

Once again, your speed knitting amazes me; not to mention the meticulous care you put into everything.