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!
YARN: Wisdom "Poems"
100% wool (color 572)
BOOK: Noro Revisited
Bettna, model shown in Noro Silk Garden on cover
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. It isn't hard to do at all,
but it is hard to conceptualize,
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?
More information on my Ravelry Project page
, if you're interested.
More 'progress' photos, too.