Thursday, June 18, 2009

Puffy Basketweave Kitchen Hanging Hand Towel

Puffy Basketweave Kitchen Hanging Hand Towel
© Cathy Waldie, June 13, 2009
for your NON-commerical, non-profit, personal knitting use

(US) 5 (3.75mm) and (US) 7 (4.5mm) needles
100% cotton yarn, 4 oz.
1 button
pre-blocking gauge: 18 sts/26 rows

(US) 5 (3.75mm) needles

1-4: With smaller needles, cast on 58 stitches and knit 4 rows for the bottom border, slipping the first stitch of all rows in cloth as if to knit.

(US) 7 (4.5mm) needles
Change to larger needles and begin the pattern.
5: K3, (K4, P4) 6 times, K7
6: K3, (P4, K4) 6 times, P4, K3
7: K3, (K4, P4) 6 times, K7
8: K3, (P4, K4), 6 times, P4, K3
9: Knit
10: K3, P52, K3
11: K3, (P4, K4) 6 times, P4, K3
12: K3, (K4, P4) 6 times, K7
13: K3, (P4, K4) 6 times, P4, K3
14: K3 (K4, P4) 6 times, K7
15: Knit
16: K3, P52, K3

17-80: Repeat rows (5-16) 5 more times for a total of 6 pattern repeats. Then repeat rows (5-8) once more.

81) Sl 1, K28, M1, K29 (59 sts)
82-84) Sl 1, K across

Begin decreases for the Towel Top
85) Sl 1, K7, *(Sl 1, K2tog, PSSO), K7* 4 times, end, (Sl 1, K2tog, PSSO) K8. (49 sts.)
86, 88, 90, 92, 94, 96) Knit (slipping the first stitch)
87) Sl 1, K6, *(Sl 1, K2tog, PSSO), K5* 4 times, last 10 sts: Sl 1, K2tog, PSSO), K7 (39 sts.)
89) Sl 1, K5, *(Sl 1, K2tog, PSSO), K3* 4 times, last 9 sts: (SL1 K2tog, PSSO), K6. (29 sts.)
91) Sl 1, K4, *(Sl 1, K2tog, PSSO), K1* 4 times, last 8 sts: (Sl 1, K2 tog, PSSO), K5. (19 sts)
93) Sl 1, K2, (K2tog) 3 times, K1, (K2tog) 3 times, K3 (13 sts.)
95) (K2tog) 3 times, K1, (K2tog) 3 times. (7 sts.)

Tab Section of Towel Top

97) Knit, slipping the first stitch
98) Sl 1, K1, P3, K2.
99-113) repeat rows 97 and 98 of the tab section.
114) Knit, slipping the first stitch
115) Sl 1, K1, P3, K2
116-129) repeat rows 114 and 115 of the tab section
130) Sl 1, K1, Bind off center 3 sts, K to end (4 sts) (creates buttonhole)
131) Sl 1, Kfb next st, Kfb next st, K1 (6 sts)
132) K2 tog, K2tog, K2tog (3 sts)
134) 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 #96.

Towel matches the Puffy Basketweave Dishcloth.



8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for your cotton blocking tips. I've been meaning
to email you and ask what your method was. A very timely tip.

Hope all is going well with your
Mom
Best
Leda

Debbie1085 said...

Cathy:
I want to THANK THANK you for coming out with this Puffy Basketweave Kitchen Towel. I remember telling you last year that we need this towel to accompany the dishcloth. Thank you so much for making the time to add that to your collection. It is appreciated! Keep up the great work you do!

Cathy said...

Debbie, you're so welcome! Now, I may be slow..but my to-do list will keep me busy for about a hundred years...stay tuned for more!

So glad you're happy with this, too!

Anonymous said...

Cathy..
I don't know if it is me but could you check the pattern after Row 16... I added 16+16+16+8 and I came up with 56 rows and you have 80 rows listed... Am I reading double?
Can you help me here? I am in the middle of this lovely kitchen towel project but not sure about the rows...
DEB

Cathy said...

17-80: Repeat rows (5-16) 5 more times for a total of 6 pattern repeats. Then repeat rows (5-8) once more.

1-4=4 Rows
5-16=12 Rows
(5-16)for a TOTAL of 6 pattern repeats = 12 x 6 = 72 Rows
(5-8)=4 Rows
4+72+4=80 Rows

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much Cathy for the help! Glad you were able to figure it out and get my fizzled brain straight!
Thanks a bunch!
DEB

Cathy said...

Anytime Deb! Thanks for enjoying the patterns and taking the time to write so often!
happy knitting!

Anonymous said...

Hi there, I am new to making hanging towels, i did great till row where it says (k2to,psso)knit 7*4,
Do I knit 2together then just psso ,is the psso followed by a knit 2tog, then i repeat just the brackets 4*,or brackets plus k7 4*,
hope you can help me out looking forward to finnishing this project!!!!
Thanks Louise