Dias de Betty means Day of Betty. Why this name? I am a big fan of the Ugly Betty series and was inspired by a certain episode to create this sweater pattern.
Three words describe Dias de Betty: eyelet, decrease and angle. A mix of these techniques result in a feminine pullover with ¾ sleeves. The empire waist and low, overlapped V-neck accentuate the bust line and lengthen the neck.
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70% organic cotton, 30% merino wool
Solstice, a yarn in our eco-friendly Verde Collection, is a blend of organically-grown cotton and soft merino wool. Combining these two fibers allows Solstice to make use of the best qualities of each. The cotton component keeps the stitches crisp and clear, provides structure, and allows the finished garment to breathe. Super soft merino wool adds warmth, drape, and helps the knitted piece to hold its shape.
When designing a garment that uses a stitch pattern with a large repeat, it is often necessary to adjust where to begin and end within that stitch pattern for each size. This allows for more control over the finished measurements for a better fit. Where to begin and end each size is marked on the charts for Dias de Betty. Kristen explains here how to read her lovely charts.
Also, you might want to look at our tutorial on how to avoid stair-stepped shoulder bind offs.
Here is the free downloadable Solstice Dias de Betty pattern.
If you have difficulty downloading or printing the PDF pattern above, try these: page 1, page 2, page 3