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Freezer Burn Belly Band

GrueneTree Knitting Patterns
Knitting
October 2008
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 12 rows = 4 inches in Diagonal Rib
US 7 - 4.5 mm
150 - 200 yards (137 - 183 m)
small
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Let me introduce my newest knitting pattern, The Freezer Burn Belly Band. Since the discovery of my pregnancy and the onslaught of products that family and friends sent me, I knew I wanted to make most of it for myself. This included Belly Bands (Bella Bands ), which have been great. I used this tutorial to make my own from old tshirts but I knew that wouldn’t cut it during winter. I would only get bigger during the cold season and my biggest pet peeve (besides being cold) is when my sweater can’t cover the gap and I freeze my midsection. I would be damned if my belly would freeze this winter. Top that with the fact that like many first time preggers, I am showing later and smaller than most so maternity clothes are not fitting all that well. I needed a wooly helping hand. So I created the Freezer Burn Belly Band. Made from a form fittting and conforming rib and a Merino/Alpaca blend that feels amazing and so snuggly. As I was knitting the first version, I realized that this will be something I would wear even when I am not pregnant. Like the legwarmers I knit for my wedding that I 4 still wear all winter, the Freezer Burn is like a legwarmer for my mid section. I can also use it as night comes and I don’t want to take off my warm shirts to add another layer. This just slips on. I plan on making several and soon with different ribbing or even cable patterns. I can’t wait to get started. Last but not least, it uses minimum amounts of yarn. I used a little over 1 skein of Nashua Ivy for the Freezer Burn!