Belt de Jour by Carrie Collins

Belt de Jour

November 2004
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
190 yards (174 m)
Length: To fit; Width: 1¾"
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Pattern description from Stitch ‘N Bitch Nation: “During a monthlong job hiatus last winter, I did nothing but knit for three weeks straight. I had acquired a hefty stash of yarn and had to come up with dozens of ways to use it. it wasn’t hard, until I came across a beautiful sweater pattern with a cable pattern running down the front. I didn’t have enough yarn for the sweater and had already spent my entire yarn budget for the year. But as I started knitting the cable pattern, just to try it out, I discovered that it was the perfect width for a belt. it’s a great cheap project and an easy introduction to cables.”

Size: Length: To fit; Width: 1¾“


  • Lamb’s Pride Worsted (85% wool, 15% mohair; 113g/190yds) 1 skein M78 Aztec Turquoise OR M120 Limeade

  • US 7 (4.5mm) straight needles, or size needed to obtain gauge

  • Cable needle

  • Belt buckle: One Length: To fit; Width: 1¾“” rhinestone buckle #19830 for Aztec Turquoise belt; one Length: To fit; Width: 1¾“” metal buckle #31091 for Limeade belt, both from M & J Trimming,