May 4, 2009

Towels for Chas......making cloths into towels

Chas is settling into her new apartment. You know I had to make her something and she loves these towels, so she got two more, and one matching cloth.
The red is P&C on size seven needles. the Mock Woven Tea Cloth
This is one of my favorite patterns especially for striped yarn.
The orange is P&C in Shrimp CO 55
K5 P5 across
P5 K5 across
Repeat 4 more times for 6 total rows
K across
Repeat these seven rows for 14 times and BO
The cloth was a cast on of 35 with 7 repeats

I wanted to make my Mom something for Mother's Day. We don't exchange gifts or anything for her birthday, May 15th, or Mother's Day. She told me a long time ago that she has collected everything that there is to collect so she is happy with us taking her out to eat wherever she wants for her birthday and Mother's Day. Last year it was Sushi and the Japanese Imperial Steakhouse. This year crab legs at the Casino. But I wanted her to have something. Out of the three girls she has, I am the only one that she will see, so I made her this towel.
It is this cloth: Thank You Rose made into a towel. You can't see it very well, but after it is finished blocking, I will try and get pictures outside and maybe then it will show up better.

You can turn any cloth you like into a towel.
You simply find the pattern you want to use, knit it according to the directions, until you get to the top border, omitting that, you either knit a few inches of stst and then repeat the pattern from the last row back up to the first (for a double hanging towel) like the Frog Towel I made for Desire', or knit in stst for a total of anywhere from 19 to 20" then finish with your border.
I usually only make towels out of patterns that call for 43 or more ststs and I like mine to be at least 21" long.
Give it a shot, it's really fun.

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