In the summer, it’s too hot to be working with a big wool project. One thing I like to work on is guest towels, because they make great gifts (and to be completely honest, I love them myself!). You don’t need a pattern, just a basic concept. Sport weight linen knits to about 6 stitches per inch. Here are the steps I use to create one of a kind fancy guest towels. Remember, this is a towel, 1 stitch or row doesn’t really matter!
1) Choose a size. A large hand towel is about 11-12 inches wide by 22-24 inches long. This is the size most often found in a 3-piece terry towel set including bath+hand+washcloth. It will take about 100g of sport weight linen. A smaller guest towel is about half as big, about 6-7 X 15-18 inches and takes about 50g. These measurements have a lot of leeway, so you can fit the size to the stitch pattern you want to use.
Our favorite! If you think cotton is just for dishcloths, you haven’t met Super 10, the superior choice for DK weight cotton for both crochet and knit
Westminster Fibers have come up with 2 new booklets, and each has very wearable patterns that will become staples in your wardrobe.
Hands Down FavoriteWe had a sample of this vest in #3995 Persian Red at Stitches West and literally could not meet the demand! This is a real winner in a simple lace pattern, you will love it no matter which one of the more than 80 colors you choose.Super 10 has so many great qualities: it’s machine wash and dry, won’t split, won’t pill, won’t shrink, it’s soft, colorfast, and has a permanent shine.
Of course it’s fabulous for adult garments, including shawls and sweaters, but you can use Super 10 for household items (placemats, pillows, handtowels), baby items (blankets, hats) and of course kids love it!
A Touch of Lace Toddler Sweater In Cabin Fever Cotton Tweed
designed by Susan Gressman
Featured in the April/May issue of Country Woman Magazine! We have some copies of this sold-out magazine left over from our trip to Stitches South. I can’t tell you how popular this pattern has been! Even the gals at Cabin Fever have been amazed at the response. And why not? It’s so cute, and is really not hard–a quick project for your favorite little, little girl.
The kit includes 3 skeins of Cabin Fever Cotton Tweed in your choice of colors, plus a copy of the magazine that includes the pattern. The pattern in the magazine has full instructions plus a chart for the simple eyelet pattern.
Three sizes: 18 months (22″ chest), 2 years (24″) and 4 years(26″). There is enough yarn for any size.