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I gravitate toward designs with clean lines and contemporary (but not too contemporary!) stylings. I strive to make my designs available to knitters in as wide a range of sizes as possible.

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Blue Betty

from Triona Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Blue Betty
Blue Betty Front
Blue Betty Back
Blue Betty Shoulder detail
Blue Betty Side

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Basic knitting and purling
  • Basic increases and decreases
  • Stranded colorwork
  • Grafting (Kitchener stitch)
  • Picking up stitches for neckband

Pattern Description:

Blue Betty was born out of a desire for a colorwork sweater that would be flattering to every body type.

The sweater is worked in one piece from the bottom up, in the round up to the neck shaping and back and forth after that. The only finishing is grafting underarm sts and knitting the ribbed neckband.


GAUGE: 19 sts/26 rows = 4 inches/10 cm in stockinette stitch on larger needles.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • SIZES: XS (S, M, L / 1X, 2X, 3X). Sample shown in size S, modeled with about 3 inches negative ease.
  • FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Bust circumference: 29.5 (34, 38.75, 43.5 / 48, 52.5, 57.25) inches, or 75 (86.5, 99, 110.5 / 122, 133.5, 146) cm.


  • YARN: Madelinetosh Tosh Vintage (100% superwash merino wool; 200 yds/183 m per 110g skein); 5 (5, 6, 6 / 7, 8, 9) skeins in Betty Draper's Blues for MC, 1 skein (all sizes) in Antler for CC.
  • NEEDLES: US #6 [4.0 mm] & US #7 [4.5 mm] circular needle, 29 inches long
  • NEEDLES: set of DPNs (or preferred type of needles for working sleeves in the round), size US #6 [4.0 mm] & US #7 [4.5 mm]
  • NEEDLES: spare set of DPNs or spare circular needle, size US #7 or smaller

You Will Also Need:

  • NOTIONS: Stitch markers: 1 of color/type A, 4 of color/type B; yarn needle; waste yarn.

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Madelinetosh Tosh Vintage


Betty Draper's Blues for MC, Antler for CC

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