Sunday, July 23, 2006

Another WIP Crossed Off the List




Having started the Noro Daria belt months ago, I have now finished it. The Daria was beautiful but tough to knit with, as I was keeping the tension tight, not wanting too loose a stitch (should have used smaller needles, probably). Due to its composition this yarn (if you can call it that) is quite stiff and springy. For instance, once it's been wound into a ball the ball will readily unwind itself unless you keep it in a bowl of some kind in order to restrain it. But it's pretty - it has a luminous lustre about it. I like it.



The finished belt is quite stretchy but firm - it's just perfect to wear with anything, really (anything in the right colour, anyway). I massacred an old denim belt for the buckle and it's just perfect, which is handy as I couldn't find the right sort of buckle online (not under about £15, at least).

The stitch is linen stitch, on 5mm needles with nineteen stitches cast-on. At the tapered end I just changed to garter stitch and started knitting the three middle stitches together every row and that gave it its tapered shape. I used exactly two skeins of Daria. I'll definitely be wearing this belt.

By the way, thanks to you all for the kind comments on my cape. It's really fantastic to recieve feedback on completed items, isn't it? I appreciate it.

12 comments:

  1. a very handsome belt indeed! you are right it goes with everything. jeans, white, black browns, blues you name it!

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  2. My favourite stitch! Gives a wonderful texture - great belt!

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  3. I like the stitch very much, though never heard of it before. Will look it up straight away.
    Nice belt - I bet you'll enjoy wearing that.

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  4. Very nice indeed, love the colours. Not heard of this particular Noro yarn before, I guess it's one of their more "unique" creations then :-)

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  5. Great idea! I wouldn't have thought of making a wide belt like that out of that Noro. I've seen the yarn but wasn't sure what to make out of it, except possibly a bag. Great going!

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  6. Your belt looks really cool and original. The yarn is special.

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  7. Lovely belt... I like your skirt too, with the pintucks.
    My internet's been down since last Thursday, hence lateness etc. It's still down. Talk Talk is cheap but have terrible phone support.

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  8. What a great belt - love the stitch and had not heard of it before either! Will definately have to do some more exploring of different stitch types!

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  9. The belt looks great. I haven't seen that yarn in the "flesh" yet, looks really unusual, gorgeous colours, maybe I should buy some anyway.

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  10. That belt looks fab! I like it! Thanks for visiting me and for your encouraging words.

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  11. I love the belt. 2 skeins isn't bad value for a belt either.

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