June 2004
DK / Sport ?
22 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
200 yards (183 m)
25 to 33" waist
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Please note that the Etsy downloadable version contains instructions for extra sizing to fit up to a 33” waist, not offered previously in the Knitty version.

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Betty is a throwback to an earlier time when bare legs were a no-no and pantyhose was just a dream. Pulling a look together meant the proper foundation garment that would keep everything in place. A peek at such a garment on a beautiful lady was the height of sexy!

My newer version of the old waist cincher/garter belt/ panty features stretchy yarn, delicate feminine trim and a thong panty to add spice.

A wide hidden band of elastic at the waist helps sweater girls keep their hourglass shape.

Kit with hardware and elasticized yarn available at