Friday, May 06, 2011

knit project: soft cotton dishtowels in vintage stripes

i've been working non-stop for the past week, but taking breaks for knitting. i needed a simple, quick and mindless knit. and just came across this pattern on the purl bee blog. usually, i'm hesitant to knit things like washcloths and dishtowels...just because you can buy these things for pennies. and knitting is expensive and time consuming. on the other hand, i love knitting things that are functional and useful. seeing as how i had some leftover cotton yarn in the perfect colors, i couldn't resist. sooo quick and gratifying. i love the way they look. i've been holding out on using them til i snapped these now i'm interested to actually use these and see how they work out!

pattern: soft cotton knit dishtowels from the purl bee
needles: size 8 US
yarn: multi-stripe - peaches & cream (natural) & knit picks telemark (some red color)
twin stripe - knit picks simply cotton worsted & knit picks telemark
my ravelry project: striped dishtowels

i made the multi-stripe and the twin stripe versions from the pattern.

modifications - for each, i added a few extra rows before i started my stripes, resulting in a larger towel. as is, i think the pattern is a bit small. for the multi-stripe, i only used 1 red color, instead of 2, and instead of breaking my beige yarn each time, i just slid my needles across my circular needle. i forgot to adjust back to garter stitch, so they aren't exactly perfect garter rows....but i like how it turned out with an embroidered sort of look.


April said...

Lovely! They feel so fresh and homey at the same time. :) Beautiful work :)

DebraEmanon said...

How lovely. I have several handmade towels for my kitchen and bath. I just think of it as a splurge on myself.