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Old 09-27-2007, 10:52 AM   #1
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Japanese Belly Warmers
Does anyone know if there is a pattern for the Japanese Belly Warmers I saw in that huge load (21 pages worth) of knitting patterns and such that was posted yesterday (or maybe the day before, STML.)?

I'd really *love* to make one for under those shirts and sweaters that are just a wee bit too short now (shrunk in laundry but still love 'em).

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Old 09-27-2007, 11:46 AM   #2
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You mean like this one?
http://www.craftzine.com/blog/archiv...t_belly_w.html
Doesn't seem as though you'd need a pattern.

Cast on enough stitches to fit snugly around your waist;
knit until it's as wide as you want it (using any stitch that appeals to you); bind off and add some buttons.

Bingo, warm belly.

Alternately, if you hate casting on:
cast on enough stitches for the width you want;
knit until it fits around your waist.
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Old 09-29-2007, 09:20 PM   #3
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Wow, those are really cool! They seem like an excellent piece for beginners too, or anyone wanting to trying out a new stitch pattern or technique.

I wonder, could it be done in one piece, in-the-round? Or would it get too stretched out from pulling it over your head?
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Old 09-29-2007, 09:53 PM   #4
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I made one of these for myself in college! I've never seen a pattern for it. I called it a belly warmer too. I knit it in white and wore it under my shirt. I love the idea of wearing it outside the shirt, even better! Those are awesome!

Wandersfar, I did mine in one piece, no buttons. Just be sure to wash and dry your swatch, and then stretch it like you would when wearing it, before taking gauge from it.
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Old 09-29-2007, 09:54 PM   #5
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i'm now planning to make one in double knit fabric
soft silk or cotton innerlayer, wool on the public side
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Old 09-29-2007, 10:12 PM   #6
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Oooooooo I gotta make one of those!
I wonder how well it would work if I knit the piece, then put a fleece "liner" in it.
Extra warmth for SD winters....yuuummy.
*plots*
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Here's a pattern from knitscene. It's called bandeau. (Scroll down, it's number 27). She's not exactly wearing it as a belly warmer, but still, seems like what you might be looking for.
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Old 09-29-2007, 11:24 PM   #8
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Here's a tutorial for a sewn version. I'm gonna give this a try soon.
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Old 09-30-2007, 09:30 AM   #9
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Oh my oh my oh my! I need one of these so badly!

I've never heard of them or even thought about something like this. I have the grumpiest tummy EVER! As soon as it's just a little bit cold, I get a stomach ache. It feels as though my stomach contracts and it hurts a lot.

I've considered wearing one of those heat patches that heat up when you open it and you stick it onto your stomach (or hands, they make them for mountain climbers too), but they are very expensive, even if they last up to 8 hours.

This is ideal! I love it, it looks pretty too, especially in this pic:



I'm going to knit up some and sew some in pretty fabric, for good measure. It's Spring now, but come next Winter, I'm going to be ROCKING these belly warmers! Thanks so much for introducing me to it
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Old 09-30-2007, 10:22 AM   #10
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Amy,

How did you decide what circumference to use? and did you rib the entire thing? Was it lined?

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