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« on: March 06, 2005 06:25:46 PM »

I found a whole pile of cotton I'd bought a few years ago. And then I found a lace pattern I wanted to try. And I didn't want yet another scarf. So I made a belt:



It's just a long thin rectangle, with long fringing used to tie it. Couldn't be easier (barring, of course, being made in garter stitch Wink)

Detail of the pattern:


I still have 5 (of 6) balls of cotton, in various shades of red/pink/purple. Looks like 5 people will be getting belts as birthday presents... Grin
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« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2005 06:29:52 PM »

this is certainly very cool!  care to share the pattern?
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« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2005 06:31:44 PM »

that's f%#*ing gorgeous!  I think i might drop a subtle hint of my hip measurements in your personal message box.
Seriously now, folks, your 5 actual friends are quite lucky.
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« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2005 07:04:49 PM »

I also like the belt. Can you tell us where to find the pattern, or can you please post it? thank you.
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« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2005 01:25:42 AM »

The pattern is pretty simple - you might want to draw up a graph of the written instructions, so you can see what it's doing without using my "knit it and find out" technique.

I found it in the tres early-70's, tres cool craft books, "Golden Hands" (the hardback books, not the magazines or encyclopedia of craft or whatever else they put out), I can't remember which volume but I'll check later. It looks kinda ugly in their picture, but that's probably because the yarn they used wasn't so hot.

I used 4ply cotton and 3.25mm needles. Dunno what my tension (or gauge, if you like Tongue) was, but it's not really a project where tension matters.

You need a multiple of 10 stitches + 7. I used 27.
instructions between the stars are repeated as many times as needed (for 27 stitches, this is twice)

Row 1. k3 *p1, k2, k2tog, yf, k1, yf, s1 k1 psso, k2* p1, k3.
Row 2. k3 *k1, p9* k4.
Row 3. k3 *p1, k1, k2tog, k1, yf, k1, yf, k1, s1 k1 psso, k1* p1, k3.
Row 4. as row 2.
Row 5. k3 *p1, k2tog, k2, yf, k1, yf, k2, s1 k1 psso* p1, k3.
Row 6. as row 2.
Row 7. k3 *k1, yf, s1 k1 psso, k2, p1, k2, k2tog, yf* k4.
Row 8. k3 *p5, k1, p4* p1, k3.
Row 9. k3 *k1, yf, k1, s1 k1 psso, k1, p1, k1, k2tog, k1, yf* k4
Row 10. as row 8.
Row 11. k3 *k1, yf, k2, s1 k1 psso, p1, k2tog, k2, yf* k4.
Row 12. as row 8.
Repeat these rows for pattern.

(nb: by yf, I mean "put the yarn to the front", not "make a stitch by putting the yarn to the front then knitting".)
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« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2005 09:41:26 AM »

cool!  thx for the pattern.
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« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2005 05:16:42 PM »

Cool!  Thanks for the pattern!  I already have 2 people on my list for this belt...

By the way, would you think that it will look as nice with acryllic yarn?
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« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2005 05:31:36 PM »

love it, love it, love it Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2005 02:45:24 AM »

snowflake: it would probably depend on the yarn. I'm thinking that a chunkier yarn wouldn't be so good for the lace effect, but you'd have to try it.
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« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2005 06:25:58 AM »

You said that the yf means yarn to the front. When you do the sl, do you move the yarn to the back and then knit, if not, wouldn't that make an extra stitch?
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