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Tuesday, February 9, 2021

MOD DENIM & TULIP KITCHEN TOWEL

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 ;-)

MOD Knit Denim & Tulip Cotton Dish Towel

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.

Tulip Pattern:

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.

Yarns carried in back of work.

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.

Tulip Pattern using contrast colored yarn.

You should have 16 rows total from hem forward.

Duplicate stitch tulip 'stems'.

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.

4 comments:

  1. It looks beautiful, thank you for joining us at Handmade Monday. It's such a joy to see the spring bulbs poking their heads up now isn't it?

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    1. Thank you - yes, it is exciting to see Spring growth :-)

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  2. Good evening, Valeria! Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed your knitting tutorial to make this kitchen towel!! I tried to feature it last week but for some reason I couldn't pick up the photograph, so... I shared your "angel" from the sidebar instead (I was LAUGHING sooo hard!). :)

    Anyway, I hope you've had a wonderful weekend and week. We have another Share Your Style this evening.

    Hugs,
    Barb :)

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed the towel post ... and got a laugh out of my Guardian Angel's frustration - LOL.

      I hope your weekend will be all you want it to be, also ;-)

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