Wednesday, April 25, 2007

HeartBeat

Why, yes, I have cheated on Wren. Here is the front of the Heartbeat Sweater, by Just One More Row, in Plymouth Bella.


I was a bit on the fence about this, because the yarn seemed to make very regular stripes, and I wasn't sure if I liked it. I reserved judgement til I got the whole front finished, and it's kind of cool. I have to finish the back, sides and sleeves to see what I really think.

15 comments:

Gryffinitter said...

Is this done sort of like a top down raglan, with no hole for the head and the begining in the middle of the chest?

Looks cool so far. How are you liking the Bella?

T

Daryl said...

Bets, that is incredible.I love it. Just when I had decided I really, really wasn't going to get the Bella. I didn't realize it was the right gauge or did you fiddle? I ended up getting the pattern, should be arriving any day now. Daryl

Lesley said...

That's looking very pretty, Bets! Want to see more! Hurry hard as they say in curling! ;-}
Les

Lisa W. said...

i like the way that looks. the striping is very subtle. looks like a winner, can't wait to see it finished.

junior_goddess said...

Bella's a bit splitty/snaggy. This starts as most of a mitered square, and then the bottom corners and shoulders get worked it. She writes a decent pattern.

Suzann said...

Oh Bets, I love it. It looks like spring and cool breezes. Beautiful
Kneel my child you are absolved of any Wren guilt :-P I will nag you no more.
Is it for you? Do you think Mayfair would work?

CatBookMom said...

Oooohh! That is terrific, JG! I bought that pattern meaning to make it in Lang's Mille Colori. Your yarn choice looks just amaazing!

junior_goddess said...

I think Mayfair would work just fine, as would the Mille Colori, they will just look more like the photo. I bought Mayfair with the pattern in mind.

smariek said...

It's Kaleidoscopic! Is that the Mayfair Color?

Joan said...

Oooh, I love how that is coming out. Very interesting concept.

Evelyn said...

Bets, it's beautiful. You'll look really sharp in that top.
Evelyn

Grace Yaskovic said...

i love it too Would it be easy to elongate. I have a very long torso and as is would barely cover the girls!

junior_goddess said...

Yes, this is a really good top for multi-colored yarns, and it's easy to elongate. The back and front are identical, and that's the only hurdle to using it as a winter pattern too. I made my neck fairly shallow because of the double Vs, hope I can get it over my big fat head!

Anonymous said...

Kind of cool? I think it's very cool. Is this for you? Bri

Trish - My Merino Mantra said...

I love that top, Bets. I never would have thought that Plymouth Bella could look so good. I have 2 skeins in that very same colorway, but I used it for baby and toddler hats. I need that top pattern, with that yarn.