Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Christmas Lace Kitchen Hanging Hand Towel

Christmas Lace Kitchen Hanging Hand Towel© Cathy Waldie, April 20, 2008

100% worsted weight cotton
(US) 7 (4.5mm) Needles
Button to fit buttonhole
Towel uses 3.15 oz/89g of cotton, 165.5 yards/151.3m in length.
Gauge: 17 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches in lace pattern
K= Knit
K2Tog=Knit two together
Sl 1 = Slip one stitch
M1=Make one
PSSO=Pass Slipped Stitch Over
YO=Yarn Over
Kfb=Knit into the front and the back of the same stitch
C/O=Cast On
B/O=Bind Off
* *=repeat directions between *’s

C/O 58 stitches

1-6) Knit across for bottom border (slipping the first stitch of each row)

7) K3, *K4, YO, Sl 1, K1, PSSO, * 8 times, K4, end K3

8 and even rows) K3, P52, K3

9) K3, *K4, K2tog, YO, * 8 times, K4, end K3

11-78) repeat rows (7 – 10) for 17 more pattern repeats for a total of 18 pattern repeats.

79) K29, M1, K29 (59 sts)
80-82) Knit across

Begin decreases for the Towel Top.
83) Sl 1, K7, *(Sl 1, k2tog, PSSO), K7* 4 times, end, (Sl 1, K2tog, PSSO) K8. (49 sts.)

84, 86, 88, 90, 92, 94) Knit (slipping the first stitch)

85) Sl 1, K6, *(Sl 1, K2tog, PSSO), K5* 4 times, last 10 sts: Sl 1, K2tog, PSSO), K7 (39 sts.)

87) Sl 1, K5, *(Sl 1, K2tog, PSSO), K3* 4 times, last 9 sts: (SL1 K2tog, PSSO), K6. (29 sts.)

89) Sl 1, K4, *(Sl 1, K2tog, PSSO), K1* 4 times, last 8 sts: (Sl 1, K2 tog, PSSO), K5. (19 sts)

91) Sl 1, K2, (K2tog) 3 times, K1, (K2tog) 3 times, K3 (13 sts.)

93) (K2tog) 3 times, K1, (K2tog) 3 times. (7 sts.)

Tab Section of Towel Top
95) Knit, slipping the first stitch

96) Sl 1, K1, P3, K2.

97-111) repeat rows (95 and 96) of the tab section.

112) Knit, slipping the first stitch

113) Sl 1, K1, P3, K2

114-127) repeat rows (112 and 113) of the tab section

128) Sl 1, K1, Bind off center 3 sts, K to end (4 sts) (creates buttonhole)

129) Sl 1, Kfb next st, Kfb next st, K1 (6 sts)

130) K2 tog, K2tog, K2tog

131) Knit 1, K2tog, pass first stitch over. Pull tail through last stitch. Weave in ends, wet/spray/steam block. Sew button into center stitches on tab decrease row #95.


alcatmom said...

Thanks for a lovely towel!

Arlene Hermann said...

wow I love your Towel pattern and pictures. Thanks for sharing something so special. I only have one blog post if you would like to check it out it is pictures of what I have finished in the past and my love of not only photography but also my love of San Diego. It is a year a half years old. I am Arlene H. on here. I am from Milwaukee, WI
Hugs! Thanks Cathy

Arlene H.

Unknown said...

in row 79 ... what is M1? plus wouldnt that be 59 sts? I just want to do it right and I'm still learning all the abbreviations. haha.. I hope you still check this site since this is dated 2008.. lol

Unknown said...

In line 79 (K29, M1, K29).. what is M1? I'm still kinda new to knitting by patterns and I'm learning all the abbreviations... plus wouldnt that total 59 sts and not 58? I hope you still check this since it looks like it was posted in 2008.. lol

Cathy said...

M1 is Make one which then increases the count to 59. Enjoy! (Yes I get messages every time someone leaves a comment).

Unknown said...

Thank you so much!! So far I'm almost half way to that row and i love the pattern so far!

Cathy said...

You are welcome! Thanks for helping me make the pattern more user friendly.

Unknown said...

I love this towel.I'm knitting one now.I'm a new knitter.when pattern states k4 yo s1 k1 Paso which way do I s1 purl wise or knitwear?

just have a question about s1 do you slip knit or purl wise on rows 84-94?

Cathy said...

At the beginning of a row I sl 1 knit wise. For a sl 1 k1 psso, purl wise.

The slipping of a stitch at the beginning of a row is sometimes slipped purl wise by others. It's a personal preference.

Aimee' said...

I am a fairly new knitter
Taught myself last year by YOUTUBE
Anyways I am just starting my 3rd set of tea towel, dishcloth and sack sock for Christmas gifts
I have 6 all together I want to have done
Thanks for the patterns!!

Cathy said...

Welcome to the knitting life! So glad you like the patterns.
Happy knitting!

Anonymous said...

TY I am now addicted to knitting lol

Cathy said...