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.
Zima Color 8-ply is a quick-to-knit DK weight, but with all the desirable qualities of Regia sock yarn, including being machine washable! Just one ball (200g) is enough to make this set.
What a beautiful look, and it all comes automatically with the Zima self patterning yarn that changes colors while adding geometric pattern details. It’s reminiscent of the S&S Mexiko yarns that were so popular.
This is a limited edition yarn, so get yours today.
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!
We have had so many problems with this move, very disappointing. There were personal things lost, but also boxes of Handknitting.com items.
The movers lost a box with all the Stitch Diva patterns & books in it–those of you who have pending orders already know about this. Right now I can’t link the website page, but if you haven’t seen these designs you are missing a lot. If you usually knit, these patterns will make you want to learn crochet, and also the reverse–if you crochet you will want to learn to knit. And everyone will want to try hairpin lace and Tunisian too!!
Out of frustration, I ended up calling Jennifer Hansen (the Stitch Diva) and just ordering some of everything she has currently available, so I suspect we will have some new Stitch Diva designs that we haven’t carried before.