Belly Warmer by Sweet C
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Belly Warmer

by Sweet C
August 2008
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in St st
US 6 - 4.0 mm
220 - 330 yards (201 - 302 m)

Pattern description from Knockdown Knits: “Mother Russia introduced us to this amazingly cute piece of Japanese fashion called the haramaki, which literally means belly warmer! We all became instantly hooked and wanted some for ourselves! What could be more perfect than a cute piece of fabric to keep your body warm while skating or training outside? Unfortunately, for us, this Japanese fashion seemed destined to stay in Japan; we were never able to find any! But like any knitter, where there are needles and yarn there’s a way! We were soon knitting variations of the belly warmers for ourselves! Sweet C designed this twist on the original Japanese version, combining the classic cloth haramaki with a knit corset, adding ribbing on the sides for a better fit, as well as a lace-up design on the back for a bit of extra sex appeal. it’s perfect for cold days of outdoor skating or workouts when you need to be kept just a little bit warmer, or use it as a wide belt to spice up an outfit when you’re going out. Easy and fun to make in different colors and patterns, this is perfect to kick out as a gift for each of your friends! (Though if you just make one for yourself, no one could blame you!).”

Skill Level: Rookie


  • Knit Picks Swish Superwash (100% superwash merino wool, 110 yd. 100m per 1.75 oz. 50g ball): 2 (2, 3) skeins #24050 Bordeaux
  • US 6 4mm circular needle, 24” or 29” long
  • Stitch markers
  • Tapestry needle
  • 2 yd. 1/2”-wide, double-faced satin ribbon

Finished Measurements:

  • S (M, L)
  • Circumference: 25 (27, 29)“
  • Height: 5.5”