Posted by: poppyrocks | January 12, 2008

The Arcade Action Belt

Here’s one for all you 80s kids out there.

arcade-action12.jpg

Size XS[S,M,L,M,XL,2XL,3XL,4XL] 

Finished measurements 

Length: 25[29,33,37,41,45,49,53] inches

Width: 6 inches 

Gauge 30 rows / 22 stitches = 4 inches in stockinette stitch 

Materials 

Panda 50g Magnum (100% acrylic) 1 ball 155m black 8ply (A) Panda 20g Disco (100% acrylic) 1 ball 155m 8 ply – 1 ball each of yellow (B), blue (C), green (D) and red (E) 

One three inch wide belt 

Straight 3.25mm needles

Wool needle 

Pattern 

Design is worked in stockinette stitch throughout 

Directions 

Using A, cast on 36 stitches. 

Work two rows 1 Knit 1st A, 1 st B, alternating colours for the remainder of the row 2

Purl 1 st B, 1 st A, alternating colours for the remainder of the row 3-8

Repeat rows 1 to 2 four times, substituting the other contrast colours for B every two rows 

Work 10[18,26,34,42,50,58,66] rows in A  *Row 1: K15A, K6B, K15A

Row 2: P13A, P10B, P13A

Row 3: K12A, K12B, K12A

Row 4: P12A, P12B, P12A

Row 5: K11A, K10B, K11A

Row 6: P11A, P10B, P10A

Row 7: K11A, K10B, K11A

Row 8: P10A, P8B, P10A

Row 9: K10A, K8B, K10A

Row 10: P10A, P7B, P2A, P7B, P10A

Row 11: K10A, K7B, K2A, K7B, K10A

Row 12: P10A, P6B, P4A, P6B, P10A

Row 13: K10A, K6B, K4A, K6B, K10A

Row 14: P10A, P5B, P6A, P5B, P10A

Row 15: K10A, K5B, K6A, K5B, K10A

Row 16: P11A, P3B, P8A, P3B, P11A

Row 17: K11A, K3B, K8A, K3B, K11A

Row 18: P11A, P2B, P10A, P2B, P11A

Row 19: K12A, K1B, K12A, K1B, K12A

Row 20: Purl A

Row 21: K16A, K4C, K16A

Row 22: P16A, P4C, P16A

Row 23: Rep row 21

Row 24: Rep row 22

Row 25: Rep row 21

Row 26: Rep row 22

Row 27: Knit A

Row 28: Purl A

Row 29: Knit A

Row 30: Purl A

Row 31: K16A, K4D, K16A

Row 32: P16A, P4D, P16A

Row 33: Rep row 31

Row 34: Rep row 32

Row 35: Rep row 31

Row 36: Rep row 32

Row 37: Knit A

Row 38: Purl A

Row 39: Knit A

Row 40: Purl A

Row 41: K16A, K4E, K16A

Row 42: P16A, P4E, P16A

Row 43: Rep row 41

Row 44: Rep row 42

Row 45: Rep row 41

Row 46: Rep row 42 

Work 10[18,26,34,42,50,58,66] rows in A* 

Rep * to * twice more  

1 Knit 1st A, 1st D, alternating colours for the remainder of the row 2 Purl 1st D, 1st A, alternating colours for the remainder of the row 3-8

Repeat rows 1 to 2 four times, substituting the other contrast colours for D every two rows 

Work two rows in A 

Bind off Using A, sew up middle seam and weave in ends

 arcade-action34.jpg

 You can see here how it slips over the belt after seaming

arcade-action42.jpg

And this is the whole thing.

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Responses

  1. It took me a second, and then I blurted out,

    “That’s AWESOME!”

    Thought I’d share.
    Nice work. 🙂


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