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ArtLady1981
05-01-2009, 09:03 PM
Same-o, Same-o! I love this pattern and it is the 3rd time I've made it! It fits so beautifully! No buttons, no zipper. Just toss it on and OUT THE DOOR!
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3576/3491893997_ef684d9d89.jpg?v=0

And a cloche to go with it!
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3625/3492711612_0933b66ba8.jpg?v=0

Bettna pattern is found in this book:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3631/3324007898_18474c45d1.jpg
Still for sale at Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Noro-Revisited-Cornelia-Tuttle-Hamilton/dp/B001DSKCL0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1241225334&sr=8-1), and not yet out of print!

The JENNY CLOCHE (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/jenny-cloche) pattern is found in Ravelry! I've
made 3 of these hats, and plan to do at least 2 more.
Ya' know how it is when you've found "THE HAT"? :teehee:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3548/3371789048_0a2c700aae.jpg

The yarn is Crystal Palace TAOS (http://www.jimmybeanswool.com/knitting/yarn/CrystalPalace/Taos.asp). Color 20.
Wonderful to work with!
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3300/3489844738_4d6f325b42_m.jpg

I'm knitting a cami-tank now that the FRONT SIDE is Taos color 20 (the green) and the BACK SIDE is Taos, color 'chaco canyon'. I will be able to wear the cami with either of the BETTNA'S in the same yarn.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3091/3323171619_5770494ae6.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3182/2824555408_279f7a557a.jpg?v=0

Dimpledapple
05-01-2009, 09:14 PM
Beautiful, as always :heart: You'll be so stylish with the matching cloche. Lovely yarn color, too!

Jan in CA
05-02-2009, 12:36 AM
:passedout: Dang you're fast!

It's gorgeous!

GirlChris
05-02-2009, 01:14 AM
Oh that just looks so beautiful!

Debkcs
05-02-2009, 01:43 AM
What Jan said! :passedout:

That's truly outstanding, and every stitch looks perfect.

Is Sylvi in a box somewhere?

ArtLady1981
05-02-2009, 04:00 AM
What Jan said! :passedout:

That's truly outstanding, and every stitch looks perfect.

Is Sylvi in a box somewhere?

No, Sylvi is still waiting for her sleeves to be lined. I'm still upset with her, so I've had her in 'time out' with her nose in the corner! :teehee:

Really though, I'm just procrastinating hand-sewing and 'quilting' each sleeve with the chiffon lining. I can't wear it til Fall now, so there is no hurry. I've been finishing up some Spring-Summertime cardigans for my DGD's, plus finishing up Bettna, plus I started a TWIST knitalong over at Rav.

I will finish Sylvi as soon as a Bumblebee cotton cardi is done (dry) blocking on the surface space I use for blocking. I'll have to lay out the sleeves with the lining fabric laying over top and 'free cut' the lining to size. Then comes a drizzled line of FRAYCHECK on the edges to prevent ravel, then comes the pinning, the comes the stitching along all edges plus within the field of the sleeve, like quilting. Ack.

:eyes:

ArtLady1981
05-02-2009, 04:02 AM
:passedout: Dang you're fast!

It's gorgeous!

I actually started Bettna on March 1 when Sylvi was taking her time to block and dry. Then I blocked Bettna, but stalled out on the buttonbands and seaming. Oy. My DH went up to the mountains for 3 days, so I got a lot of odds 'n ends finished.
Bettna was one!

Bettna is a really quick knit. It's my third time making her, differert yarns each time, so it's almost like she's an old friend!

WandaT
05-02-2009, 07:50 AM
GORGEOUS!! Would love to see it and the hat on you! :D

mare-nitt
05-02-2009, 07:55 AM
Artlady, question and comment. That sweater is wonderful, looks like it could be a favorite to wear.
Can you explain how the bottom part is knit. I am assuming the top is knit like cuff to cuff. But is the bottom knit seperate and then joined to the finished top part?
Hope you understood that question.
Thanks
Marilynn

mwhite
05-02-2009, 08:42 AM
Love all of them, as usual, you're a SUPER KNITTER! The Cloche Hat is soooooo cute and a wonderful, unusual and creative design! Thanks for sharing!

AngieLanigan
05-02-2009, 09:20 AM
Wow, that is so pretty! Love the yarn, and love how it "stripes" all those little blocks of colour, so cool!

biztec
05-02-2009, 09:31 AM
That is positively yummy. I've seen the pattern on the cover of the book, but didn't imagine it would knit up so well (probably because your version is much nicer).

knittingymnast
05-02-2009, 12:18 PM
Beautiful, as always :heart: You'll be so stylish with the matching cloche. Lovely yarn color, too!

Oh I know. :inlove: Fantastic job! I love that yarn!

ArtLady1981
05-02-2009, 01:03 PM
Artlady, question and comment. That sweater is wonderful, looks like it could be a favorite to wear.
Can you explain how the bottom part is knit. I am assuming the top is knit like cuff to cuff. But is the bottom knit seperate and then joined to the finished top part?
Hope you understood that question.
Thanks
Marilynn

Yeah, you're right. The bottom pieces are knit separately and then seamed to the sleeves/upper body.

Slim
05-02-2009, 01:54 PM
Wow, it's beautiful! Lovely colors, and I love that pattern.

KnittingNat
05-02-2009, 02:39 PM
Beautiful!!!

wezyus
05-04-2009, 01:26 AM
Gr8 job ...u shud be very proud ...its so lovely kip it up

margz3
05-04-2009, 09:09 AM
Beautiful as usual! You need to model the set for us ;)

Doublereeder2
05-04-2009, 10:28 AM
Gorgeous!!!!!:muah: :muah:

ArtLady1981
05-04-2009, 01:16 PM
I'll model as soon as the weather holds! I set up my tripod in the front yard, and take timer photos...running back and forth taking photos of myself, by myself, til I get one decent one! I take horrid photos!

krismorales
05-04-2009, 03:40 PM
I love the sweater...it looks like it would be very comfortable to wear too. I'm thinking of ordering the pattern, but my question is. How difficult is the pattern. I'm somewhere in between beginner and intermediate...leaning towards intermediate. I would hate to get it and find it too difficult. Thanks:muah:

bambi
05-04-2009, 05:03 PM
Just beautiful, as always!

Bambi

Debbie
05-04-2009, 08:48 PM
So pretty ... I think I have that book ... hmmmmmm.

LadyFirelyght
05-06-2009, 02:45 PM
Gorgeous, as always!

ArtLady1981
05-06-2009, 04:10 PM
I love the sweater...it looks like it would be very comfortable to wear too. I'm thinking of ordering the pattern, but my question is. How difficult is the pattern. I'm somewhere in between beginner and intermediate...leaning towards intermediate. I would hate to get it and find it too difficult. Thanks:muah:

The pattern is in a book called NORO REVISITED by Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton.

Knitting the 'parts' is easy, except that some of the directions for putting them together are missing. Every time I make this sweater, I muddle through it. I've had other knitters message me about the missing directions, too, and even then, it's hard to me to explain how to put the Back seam together. And I haven't been able to locate any 'corrections' online for it.

MerigoldinWA
05-06-2009, 09:28 PM
Oooo, I love this new set. It may have something to do with the green. :-) When you find something you like so well and that suits your lifestyle you might as well have multiples.

kbagel
05-06-2009, 11:57 PM
Everything you make is so beautiful! You've inspired me to knit my first sweater!

Lcswknits
05-07-2009, 12:10 AM
Lovely Needle work like always.

ArtLady1981
05-07-2009, 12:51 PM
....You've inspired me to knit my first sweater!

THAT MAKES MY DAY!!!! Thanks! :hug:

astonh
05-07-2009, 01:35 PM
As usual, you have done a gorgeous job! This is stunning.

Simply_Renee
05-09-2009, 09:58 PM
That is so pretty- and I LOVE the yarn you picked.

iwouldratherbeknitting
05-10-2009, 06:03 AM
Nice sweater and colors... I have some yarn that might work for a sweater like this... (looks just like the yarn in your photo- but, of course another brand- since, I bought it overseas.. and there isn't any yardage on it- just grams)

SO, how many grams.. did you use for the sweater? Most of my skeins are sold in either 50 or 100 grams.

Thanks for your answer. I decided to start knitting things for myself.. I rarely do.. and I have some nice yarn that I've been saving for 'someday' and it's time to start using it.

mare-nitt
05-20-2009, 04:36 PM
My pattern book finally came and I bought my Noro.
Question, it looks like it runs big in size. My bust measurement is 38", so would I be safe making the Medium? I don't know how much ease there is.
And can I knit the sleeves in the round?
Thanks

momwolf
05-21-2009, 09:42 PM
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ArtLady1981
05-22-2009, 08:56 PM
My pattern book finally came and I bought my Noro.
Question, it looks like it runs big in size. My bust measurement is 38", so would I be safe making the Medium? I don't know how much ease there is.
And can I knit the sleeves in the round?
Thanks

Hi Marilynn!

Sorry I'm late in answering this. I've been up in the mountains!

Yes, this sweater is nice and roomy.

No, you can't knit the sleeves in the round cuz they are knit as a part of the upper body. Just follow the directions carefully, and don't try to tweak anything about the pattern, and you will be ok!

I can hardly wait to see your BETTNA!

Hugs,

Dollyce

gotta knit
05-23-2009, 08:26 AM
How beautiful!

krismorales
06-18-2009, 12:26 PM
I got the pattern about a month ago...finally broke down and ordered the yarn. It came in and I was going to put it aside until I finished a couple other WIPs...but the yarn is sooo soft I couldn't wait. It is so nice to knit..I'm really enjoying it. And so far it is really very easy to knit. Thanks for the inspiration.

Kris

ArtLady1981
06-23-2009, 01:27 PM
On vacation this past week, I got the two upper body/sleeves sections done! The lower fronts and lower back were already done and blocked! So this will be BETTNA #4! Yay!

Next month, on our July trip to the mountains, I'm knitting a BETTNA for my DD! She wants one, too! Ordered some Noro Kureyon for hers. She can't wear Silk Garden...due to the kid mohair. She can only wear 100% wool, no added fibers. Or, of course, the cottons, hemps, soys, etc. The vegetable based yarns are ok!

Jaye
06-24-2009, 09:52 AM
I would love to knit this sweater, but the pattern is currently unavailable. How else can I get this pattern?

Thank you,

Jaye

ArtLady1981
06-24-2009, 02:26 PM
I would love to knit this sweater, but the pattern is currently unavailable. How else can I get this pattern?

Thank you,

Jaye

The book is available (although new books not currently being published by KFI) at numerous websites.

The Knitting Garden (http://www.theknittinggarden.com/noro-revisited.htm) has the book for a reasonable price!
The book is called NORO REVISITED by Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton.

WEBS (https://www.yarn.com/product/webs-knitting-patterns-noro-revisited/)currently has it!

The Laughing Hens (http://www.laughinghens.com/knitting-pattern-page.asp?patternpageid=5136) (UK) has it, too!

If none of these websites works for you...just type the name of the book into BING.COM or GOOGLE.COM Either search engine will offer several results.

Happy Knitting!

This sweater is my all-time favorite. So simple, so figure flattering on any size woman...and so different in appearance depending on your yarn!