Tuesday, June 9, 2009

NYD '05 Kitchen Hanging Hand Towel

NYD '05 Kitchen Hanging Hand Towel
© Cathy Waldie, May 29, 2009



(US) 5 (3.75mm), (US) 7 (4.5mm) needles
140 yds/128 m 100% cotton yarn
Samples knit with Lion Brand Lion Cotton using Crystal Palace Bamboo needles

C/O = Cast On
K = Knit
P = Purl
Sl = Slip
M1 = Make 1, increase stitch
Sts = stitches
Tbl =Through back loop
Kfb = knit through the front and the back of the same stitch, increase stitch
PSSO=Pass Slipped Stitch Over
* *=repeat the directions between the *'s
tog = together
( ) = repeat directions inside parentheses the given number of times
B/O = Bind Off




(US) 5 (3.75mm) needles
C/O 58 Stitches
1-5) Knit across, slipping the first stitch of each row

(US)7 (4.5mm) needles
begin Pattern:
6) Sl 1, K2, P52, K3
7) Sl 1, K across
8) Sl 1, K2, P1, *K2, P1* across to last 3 stitches, K3
9) Sl1, K across

10-77) repeat Rows (6-9) 17 times for a total of 18 pattern repeats.

78) Sl 1, K across
79) Sl 1, K28, M1, K29 (59 sts)
80) Sl 1, K across

Begin decreases for the Towel Top

81) Sl 1, K7, *(Sl 1, K2tog, PSSO), K7* 4 times, end, (Sl 1, K2tog, PSSO) K8. (49 sts.)
82, 84, 86, 88, 90, 92) Knit (slipping the first stitch)
83) Sl 1, K6, *(Sl 1, K2tog, PSSO), K5* 4 times, last 10 sts: Sl 1, K2tog, PSSO), K7 (39 sts.)
85) Sl 1, K5, *(Sl 1, K2tog, PSSO), K3* 4 times, last 9 sts: (SL1 K2tog, PSSO), K6. (29 sts.)
87) Sl 1, K4, *(Sl 1, K2tog, PSSO), K1* 4 times, last 8 sts: (Sl 1, K2 tog, PSSO), K5. (19 sts)
89) Sl 1, K2, (K2tog) 3 times, K1, (K2tog) 3 times, K3 (13 sts.)
91) (K2tog) 3 times, K1, (K2tog) 3 times. (7 sts.)

Tab Section of Towel Top

93) Knit, slipping the first stitch
94) Sl 1, K1, P3, K2.
95-109) repeat rows 93 and 94 of the tab section.
110) Knit, slipping the first stitch
111) Sl 1, K1, P3, K2
112-127) repeat rows 110 and 111 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 (3 sts)
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 #91.

Add a couple of NYD '05, Ver. 2 Dishcloths and a few Tribbles to your Towel and have a complete Kitchen set to use, or give as a lovingly hand made gift to someone very special.

4 comments:

MarieAngel said...

This may be a duh moment for me, but.... what is the function of a tribble in relation to kitchen use?

The only tribbles I know are the troublesome ones on Star Trek :)

Help!

Cathy said...

That is exactly what they were named for! Because they're so easy, they multiply quickly. Oh, and they're good for scrubbing your pots and pans. Go to the tutorial on my blog, and you'll find the link to the original pattern and you can read about them there. Enjoy!
happy knitting!
cathy

mariesniece said...

Hi -- should row 6 be SL1, K2, P52, K3 ?

Cathy said...

Ahhhhhhhhh....mariesniece, yes please, and thank you very much! I have gone back and fixed it.