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Old 07-17-2009, 11:45 AM   #11
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I finally got started on the sleeves and have a quick question. Is the entire sleeve knitted in SS or does it switch to extended garter stitch? When reading the pattern, it seems to me to be SS, but looking at the picture in the book, it almost looks like it switches stitches (say that 3 times fast!). All your pictures have really helped me adjust the pattern to fit me better. Thanks

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Old 07-17-2009, 01:12 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by krismorales View Post
I finally got started on the sleeves and have a quick question. Is the entire sleeve knitted in SS or does it switch to extended garter stitch? When reading the pattern, it seems to me to be SS, but looking at the picture in the book, it almost looks like it switches stitches (say that 3 times fast!). All your pictures have really helped me adjust the pattern to fit me better. Thanks

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The sleeve begins with some garter ridges (about 7) for the 'cuff'...then switches to st st. BUT, when your sleeve has reached the required length, you are asked to work about 4 garter ridges to end the sleeve...THEN you are asked to cast on about 20 stitches at the beginning of the next two rows, AND ALSO...you begin the extended garter stitch. The extended garter stitch is the upper body.

The actual sleeve itself is only st st with garter stitch ridges as the cuff and as a 'fenceline' between the upper sleeve and body. See red arrows in photo below. The arrows signify the garter ridges.
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It just must be the way the yarn is stripping in the bettna pictured in the pattern (cover) It just looks like it changes part way up the sleeve...but I understood the directions the way you described them... Well I'm off and knitting then. Thanks
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Looks great! I really like the earth tones
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I love it, love it, love it!

I have this yarn:



Do you think it's enough?
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I love it, love it, love it!

I have this yarn:



Do you think it's enough?
You need somewhere around 1500 yds for a Bettna, depending on the size you're making. My brown Bettna used 1417 yards, finished chest size 46" for ease.

My daughter's Bettna (size 40") is using about 1300 yds.
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