I glanced out my window the other day and noticed my tulips have broken soil 😊
So, I designed this new kitchen towel to pair with an older Easter Egg Dishcloth I made a while ago. I made the dishcloth on the fly one afternoon, so there is no pattern.
When designing my new kitchen towel pattern, I thumbed through one of my knitting patterns books, and added an insert border of a nice tulip designed pattern with a French origin. The original pattern is plain with an unusual textured effect … but I like color, so I used colored scrap yarn to highlight the tulip blossom effect – and used a duplicate stitch to highlight the ‘stems’ of the pattern 😊
Snow is in the forecast … but Spring is in my thoughts.
I think my towel turned out rather nice; and it looks good paired with the dishcloth ;-)
Cotton yarn in 4 colors of choice (I used Denim, Ecru, & scraps of Hot Pink and Green)
# 10-1/2 knitting needles
#J/10 crochet hook
With Denim, CO 73 sts & P 1 row for hem.
Work 4 rows of stockinette stitch.
Drop denim, and attack ecru.
Row 1: Repeat the following procedure: *K 1 in back, K 2* across row.
Row 2: Repeat the following procedure: *P 2, P 1 in back* across row.
Row 3: Rpt the first row.
Row 4: Rpt the second row.
Row 5 (stems foundation row): Repeat the following procedure: *K 1 in back, P 1, K 1 in back* across row.
Row 6: Repeat the following procedure: *P 1 in back, K 1, P 1 in back* across row.
Row 7: Rpt the fifth row.
Row 8: Rpt the sixth row.
Row 9 (tulip blossoms foundation row): If you wish colored blossoms, attach pink yarn for the P sts, and keep to ecru for the K sts – carrying yarn in back as with all jacquard patterns. If you do not wish a colored pattern, just stick to the textured pattern plain. Repeat the following procedure: *P 2, K 1 in back* across row.
Row 10: Repeat the following procedure: *P 1 in back, K 2* across row.
Row 11: Rpt the ninth row.
Row 12: Rpt the tenth row.
You should have 16 rows total from hem forward.
Drop ecru (or all yarns); and attach denim. Continue in st. st. until you have reached a total of 61 rows from the beginning of total work.
Work the towel topper decrease row as follows: P 2 – P 3 tog across row to last 2 sts: end P 2 sts: 27 sts on needle.
Change from knitting needles to crochet hook and work in sc as follows: dec 1 st EA end until 8 sts remain.
Sc for 13 rows.
Sl st x5; ch 6 and sl st in same sp; sl at to end. Turn.
Dc x12 in chain loop; EO.
Add a decorative trim edging to the button loop of your choice.
Sew button in place and weave in loose ends.