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Re: Kitchen Cotton (Worsted Weight cotton) - Towel Patterns?
Posted by: Anne B (IP Logged)
Date: January 14, 2009 03:26PM

I cannot link you to a specific pattern, but can tell you that my all-time favorite for towels of any size is any variation of the basket weave pattern. Have made kitchen towels as well as hooded baby towels using various versions. It is nice and even, easy to remember so you don't need to worry about carrying your pattern with you, and adjusts to any size. One of the simplest (a checkerboard, actually) is (using a multiple of 6 + whatever number you want for the edges): K as many rows as you'd like for a garter border. First 4 pattern rows: k your edge sts, *k3, p3, repeat from * until you reach the other edge stitches, and k them. Next 4 rows: K edge sts; *p3, k3, repeat from * to edge sts and k them. Repeat the whole business. End with a garter border at the top.

Of course a towel made from kitchen cotton will not be as soft as a terry towel. I used a baby cotton - unfortunately discontinued - for the baby towels. For luxurious bath towels I have heard knitters use cotton chenille - but the price is out of my reach.

Good luck with your project!

Subject Written By Posted
  Kitchen Cotton (Worsted Weight cotton) - Towel Patterns? clover04750 01/14/2009 01:57PM
  Re: Kitchen Cotton (Worsted Weight cotton) - Towel Patterns? Anne B 01/14/2009 03:26PM
  Re: Kitchen Cotton (Worsted Weight cotton) - Towel Patterns? Alex 01/14/2009 05:03PM
  Re: Kitchen Cotton (Worsted Weight cotton) - Towel Patterns? clover04750 01/14/2009 11:29PM

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