Green Girdle from Gawain's Shield

Green Girdle

Although we think of a girdle as something else today, the girdle described in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight would have been worn as a belt. This pattern uses the i-cord technique and a simple cable stitch to create a narrow, textured belt.

Round Table Yarns Gawain (100% Merino, 400 yds/366 m per 100 g skein); less than 1 skein; sample uses colorway Green Knight
or about 100 yds (92 m) of another fingering weight yarn (yardage will vary based on desired length)

US 3 (3.25 mm) two double pointed needles
Cable needle

24 sts and 32 rows over 4″ (10 cm) of stockinette, blocked, gauge is not critical for this pattern

Finished Measurements
0.5″ (1.3 cm) wide x your desired length