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Summer Belt

Knitting
July 2011
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 16 rows = 2 inches
US 5 - 3.75 mm
43 - 70 yards (39 - 64 m)
24.5 - 38.5 inches
This pattern is available for free.

The Summer Belt is a quick project that is great for using up leftover yarn. It makes a cute accessory that is wearable on hot days.

Materials:
- 45 (50, 50, 55, 60, 60, 65, 70) yds tough DK weight yarn – Turning the casing and threading the elastic is rough on your yarn. Use something tough. I used Jo Sharp DK Classic.
- 24.5, (26.5, 28.5, 30.5, 32.5, 34.5, 36.5, 38.5) inches of 1 inch elastic – I simply took one yard of elastic, wrapped it around my waist so that it was comfortably snug and cut it at that length. Elastic measurements are just a suggestion.
- Scrap yarn
- 3.75mm needles
- A third needle and/or a darning needle
- 1 hook style belt buckle – You’ll have to eyeball the openings as none of the belt buckles I’ve looked at give a measurement for that. The buckle I used lists 1.25 inches as its total width.
- Matching thread
- Sewing needle

Sizes: 24.5 (26.5, 28.5, 30.5, 32.5, 34.5, 36.5, 38.5) inches

Gauge: 12 sts x 16 rows = 2 x 2 inch