I’ll admit it, I’m obsessed with kitchen towels.
You can truly never have enough dish towels, am I right?
What’s even better than adorable store bought towels? Handmade kitchen towels!
Hand knitted towels are not only the highest quality, but they’re completely customizable for your own style and aesthetics. This simple pattern works with any color combination and is a great way to use up some of that constantly growing yarn stash!
This towel may look fancy, but it’s incredibly easy to make! You really only need to know a few basic knitting terms, so it’s a perfect project for a beginner or advanced knitter.
The Knit Picks shine yarn is incredible, and a perfect choice for a dish towel. It’s soft and silky, but absorbent and washable. Knit Picks sells their shine worsted yarn in a variety of colors, you could make them to match your kitchen!
Check out all their color options here: Knit Picks
- Size 6 knitting needles
- Darning needle
- 2 Skeins Knit Picks Shine Worsted in Robot
- 1 Skein Knit Picks Shine Worsted in Reef
- 1 Skein Knit Picks Shine Worsted in Serrano
Terms to know:
- K: Knit
- P: Purl
- YO: Yarn Over
- SSK: Slip, slip, knit
- K2tog: Knit 2 together
Cast on 45 stitches
Row 1: *K,P,K,P* repeat from * to the end
Row 2: Purl
Row 3: K2, *YO, K4, SSK, K2tog, K5, YO, K1* Repeat from * 3 times, ending the row with K1
Repeat rows 2 and 3 until the piece measures 18 inches, or desired length.
Final Row: *K,P,K,P* repeat from * to the end
Using a darning needle, weave Serrano (blue) yarn at the intersection in between the SSK and K2tog, where the diagonals meet. Use Serrano for the two edges, and Reef (red) for the center.
Weave the ends of the yarn into the back of the piece.
I hope you enjoy knitting this super fun kitchen towel!
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