Saturday 28 November 2015

Hanging Hand Towel Pattern

Hallo is a pattern I have modified to make a knitted cotton hand towel that you can attach to the oven door handle or a towel rail.

I've used Bendigo Woollen Mills' 8 ply cotton, it is a rather thin 8-ply and 4mm/UK size 8 needles. 25 to 30 gms was all it took. If you don't have 8 ply cotton you can use 2 strands of 4 ply together.

Cast on 9 stitches
Knit 5 rows
Row 6 K4, yarn fwd, K2tog, knit to end.

Knit a further 22 rows.

Increasing starts now~
K2, yarn forward, knit to end.
Repeat this row until you have the desired width for your hand-towel...I went to 46 sts, you may wish to make it wider.

Main body and to keep the hole at the edge~

K2, yarn forward, K2tog, knit to end
Repeat this row until you have the desired length.

K2, *yarn fwd, K2tog, K1* to end.
Knit 2 rows and cast off.

Sew on a button and it's done

My gorgeous buttons come from Sharyn at Buttons B Busy on Facebook

Shoulder detail

Close-up of top

Hope you enjoy making one or two, they would make a simple last minute gift perhaps? Stripes would be fun or use a variegated yarn. If you don't have 8ply cotton then you could use 2 strands of 4ply held together.

Love from Sue


  1. Absolutely inspirational Susie. These will be perfect for two baskets I'm making up for Christmas presents, thank you so much.

  2. so pleased you like them, Rosie...hope you'll share a photo of your baskets before you give them to the lucky loved one xx

  3. wow they look awesome! & simple to make too!
    hope you don't mind i will pin it too,
    was looking for a real simple towel pattern & like how yours starts from the hanger. it looks similar to the granny's traditional dish cloth?
    thanx for the pattern &
    thanx for sharing

  4. Sue I am going to print off the pattern and give the hand towel a try. Who knows what shape it will come out like but I can always improve I am sure. LOL!

  5. Very pretty! I can't knit but I can crochet. You did a great job Sue!