What if?…is how most of my pattern designs start in my head. Blue Ridge hand towel knitting pattern was no exception.
I designed a dishcloth/washcloth pattern featuring the garter Ridge Stitch not long ago, called Cedar Rock. My husband loved it and asked if I could make a blanket like that. So that is how the Darby blanket came about. You can learn more about those patterns by clicking on the pattern names.
I love using handknit dishcloth and washcloths. Again, I had the what if moment. Why not make a bigger version and use as a dish towel in the kitchen? And as a hand towel in the bathroom?
Blue Ridge knitted towel pattern has all the attributes we love in handknit cloths.
So the Blue Ridge pattern was born. It measures 16 inches wide by 24 inches long, same as a standard hand towel or dish towel. It has all the attributes we love in handknit dishcloths,
- being absorbent
- strong to stand up to repeated use
- machine wash & dry
- unique and beautiful
I used Hobby Lobby I love this Cotton for the towels in the pictures here. It takes four skeins, but you have plenty enough left over to knit a matching Cedar Rock dishcloth or washcloth. Any 100% cotton yarn in US size (4) worsted will work.
Blue Ridge has a 2-row repeat with simple knit & purl stitches so it is a relaxing, easy knit between projects or for beginners.
Of course, I test these in my own kitchen and bath. We love them! We have been replacing our store bought hand towels and dish towels with knitted ones as I come up with new pattern ideas. Stay tuned to see more coming in the next few months!