Thursday, April 24, 2008

Simply Striped Kitchen Hanging Hand Towel

Simply Striped Kitchen Hanging Hand Towel
© Cathy Waldie, April 20, 2008



100% worsted weight cotton (Bernat Handicrafter Cotton Stripes)
(US) 7 (4.5mm) Needles
Button to fit buttonhole
Gauge: 16 sts/24 r = 4"/10 cm
Sample used 2.95 oz/83 g of cotton for 221.4 yards/202.4m in length

C/O= Cast On
K=Knit
P=Purl
K2tog=Knit two together
Sl=Slip
PSSO=Pass Slipped Stitch Over
Sts= stitches

C/O 59 stitches
1-6) Knit across for bottom border (slipping the first stitch of each row)

7) Knit across

8) K5, P49, K5

9-78) repeat rows 7&8 for 35 more pattern repeats for a total of 36 pattern repeats.

79-82) 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 #93.

Add the Simply Striped Kitchen Hanging Hand Towel to a Simply Striped Sack Sock and a Simply Striped Dishcloth and don't forger to throw in a Tribble to complete your set!


3 comments:

THE KNITORIOUS MRS. B said...

WOW! REALLY NICE SET!Thanks for posting! I wonder if you've had any problems with color bleeding with this yarn group, as I did get a lot of red bleeding with the red, white and blue yarn last year,even with soaking in vinegar water! Just be careful :)

Julie said...

Thanks for posting this!! I love it! I plan to make it with two strands together of Cotton Eco Hart in red and natural for my mom and my mother-in-law for christmas!
Thanks again!!

Tammy said...

Thank you for the great pattern I knitted the hanging towel and dishcloth for my mom for mothers day in pink even as she loves that color. I can't wait to make more for different holidays and things. I enjoy your blog very much and I"m also working on a scarf from here. I hope your having a nice day thanks again so much I really enjoyed knitting this towel set for my mom :)

happy knitting

Tammy :)