1989, 2007 Bev Qualheim
I like to have pretty towels out for when
come calling. One way to have these inexpensively is to create your
You can purchase a small guest towel or make your own from terry cloth,
then knit the edging and stitch on.
Towel size 11" x 18"
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TOWEL EDGING - makes a lace strip to sew around towel
Size 9 knitting needle (one to cast on)
Size 4 needles.
Light weight cotton -400 yds.
Cast on 53 sts using size 9 needle, then
to size 4 right away.
Create lace pattern as follows:
Worked on a multiple of 4 sts plus 1.
Row 1: Right side: k1, *yo, k 3, yo, k 1;
from * across. NOTE: There are 2 extra sts for each repeat at the end
These sts will be eliminated on Row 3.
Rows 2 and 4: P all sts, including each
Row 3: K 1, *k1, sl 1, k2 tog, psso (2 st
k2; repeat from * across the row. Repeat these 4 rows for the lace
Repeat lace pattern for 12 rows, then Knit
rows to finish.
Bind off purlwise.
FINISH: Block carefully. Sew the lace
to the towel approx. 3/4" above edge.
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