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Wednesday, April 13, 2022

MOD FINGERTIP TOWEL w-Pom Pom Edging

MOD Fingertip Towel with dangly trim on both ends.

I started making my fingertips towels when the covid hysteria took root in March of 2019; I still had a few friends visiting my home, and one or two were leery of touching anything anyone else had touched … so, I got out my knitting needles and whipped up a couple cotton fingertip towels for their use after hand washing in the spare bathroom: then, I made an extra set for the master bath – the cotton yarn is softer on the skin, and since I started wearing makeup again, that’s a nice feeling on the face 😊

That said, it also needs saying that cotton yarn does not hold up as well as acrylic yarn: it eventually gets rough as the cotton starts breaking down, and the dye color quickly fades after repeated washings; when that happens, it’s time to replace the cotton knit items with newer, softer items.

My fingertip towel pattern is very simple.

This year, I decided to add a light-weight, dangly, crochet decorative border along each knit towel end: honestly, I’ve never been so ‘girly-girl’. It’s kinda freaking me out how far I’m leaning towards the feminine embers sparking to life, in my New Life/Solo Lobo life πŸ˜‰


MOD FINGERTIP TOWEL

1 2-oz. skein Peaches & CrΓ¨me Cotton Yarn per towel (color of choice); 1 spool Aunt Lydia’s 10-weight 100% Mercerized Cotton Thread for contrast trim; #10 knitting needles; #D Susan Bates crochet hook; Tapestry Needle

Terms used:

K = Knit

P = Purl

Ch = chain

sts = stitches

st st = stockinette stitch: k 1 row; p 1 row

EO = End off

Rpt = Repeat

 

BASIC TOWEL PATTERN: With cotton yarn, CO on 50 sts.

Row 2: Work 1 row 1x1 ribbing.

Row 3: P

Row 4: K

Repeat rows 3 & 4 for a total of 58 rows from beginning of work.

Repeat row 2; then BO with a K row.

With tapestry needle, weave in loose ends.

POM-POM TRIM: With crochet hook, attach cotton thread at the first knit st of the knit fingertip towel; and *work the pom-pom trim* at EA end as shown in this blog posthttps://craftinghappiness.com/crochet-pom-pom-border-for-blankets/

MOD knit fingertips towel edged w-crochet pom-pom trim.

NOTE: Because my fingertip towels are not very large in size, *I spaced the pom-poms every other st across the towel top & bottom edges, instead of the 2-st-spacing of the blog instructions.

24 ct. pom-poms across towel edge.

That’s it! Easy-peasy πŸ˜‰

10 comments:

  1. Hi Valeria,
    I think you're new to our weekend get-togetheres.
    Welcome.
    while I'm clueless about knitting, I found your account interesting and would have liked to more about those fingertip towels. Did your friend like and use them?
    I'm one of the few men at this party, also a Christian but I'm also one of the few writing stories other than just blog posts. If you like clean, but fun and sometimes rowdy stories, you may like my collection. I don't write about my faith but the God of small boys plays a large part in my "I Recall" stories. A favorite I like to share is likely my most embarrassing moment ever which is just plain funny now. Here's the link if you'd like to try my story style, and the About menu will explain more about my collections. Thanks for joining us this weekend.
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    1. Yes - my friends did like the fingertip towels - and they have been used so much, it's time to replace them with new, softer ones ;-)

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  2. Cool idea, and beautiful too. Pinning!

    Michelle
    https://mybijoulifeonline.com

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    1. Thank you :-) - and thanks for hosting the Linkie Party.

      Have agreat weekend!

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  3. Thank you for your weekend coffee share.

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  4. Thank you for hosting the Linkie Party ... and for popping in here to say "hi". I enjoy the parties, and reading the posted links.

    Have a great weekend :-)

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  5. What a great project!!!! I cannot knit or crochet. So amazing.

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    1. Thank you :-)

      And thanks for stopping by - have a great week!

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  6. I was on a crotchet kick during the pandemic and I was pregnant at the time. After my baby was born, I stopped unfortunately.

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    1. You may pick it back up again :-)

      Congrats on your baby!

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