A Belt for Colorwork by Asimina Saranti

A Belt for Colorwork

May 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in seed stitch worked in rows
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 11 - 8.0 mm
185 - 370 yards (169 - 338 m)
One size
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If you have ever tried any form of knitted colorwork, such as fair isle or intarsia, you know that managing all those different yarn strands can be an issue. Recently I came up with a new tool as a solution: a belt with pockets!

The idea was to create something that could keep skeins separate, close to the body, easy to transport but also, hands-free!

The belt for colorwork is knit flat utilising only basic skills. It features 5 roomy pockets, 3 belt straps and a waist strap (not shown in sample pictures). 5 pockets will be enough for most projects, nevertheless, the piece can be easily lengthened to add more.

It is ideal for using scraps from stash.
It is recommended to use cotton or cotton blends in order to minimize friction between the skeins and the pockets.

Instructions are given in written abbreviated form.

Tech editor: Olympia Driva (biokninja)
Photography & Graphic Design: Asimina Saranti

Yarn used in this design is discontinued.
Royal by Castor Special 10
(Worsted+ / 10ply / 9 wpi / 100% mercerised cotton)
(169 meters - 185 yards/ 100 grams)
MC - Colorway: 30, 1 skein
CC - Colorway: 140, 0.20 of a skein (~ 31 meters / 34 yards)

Yardage is without yarn needed for the waist strap.

+Weight listed here is based on data on Ravelry’s database, yarn is actually closer to DK.

The closest equivalent is
EL. D. Mouzakis Butterfly Super 10
(DK / 8ply / 11 wpi / 100% mercerised cotton)
(228 meters - 250 yards / 125 grams)


  • 4.0 mm / US 6 (or size to obtain gauge)
  • 8.0 mm / US 11 (or size to obtain gauge)

18 sts / 24 rows = 10 cm (4 inches) square in seed stitch using smaller needles

20 sts / 24 rows = 10 cm (4 inches) square in stockinette stitch using smaller needles

12 sts / 16 rows = 10 cm (4 inches) square in stockinette stitch using larger needles

One Size

Skills Required/Techniques Used

  • Basic stitch patterns - stockinette & seed stitch
  • Picking up stitches
  • Working flat
  • Seaming

©2017 Über den Traum - for personal use. No reprinting, redistributing or reselling of these instructions. Selling finished items is permitted, as long as the following statement is included: (in both print & digital format) “ Design by Asimina Saranti of www.uberdentraum.com ”. (live link please!)

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