Freezer Burn Belly Band
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!