Hot Stripes Hanging Dish Towel

A hot version of something hilariously lame? Enter the hanging dish towel. Yes, you could just buy a set of boring old dish towels and hang them on your oven handle, but you can’t pick out an awesome button if you do that!

It Hangs! And it's a Dish Towel!

With four different colors and four different stitch patterns, this silly piece of kitchen art is as fun and fast to knit as it is useful. The only problem is you won’t want to get it dirty.

HOT STRIPES HANGING DISH TOWEL PATTERN

Dish Towel in Action!

Finished Size The striped towel is 9” wide and 10” long, with a 5 ½” hanging section.

MATERIALS

Yarn One skein each Lily Sugar ‘n Cream, 100% USA Grown Cotton; 120yds/70.9g: Mod Green (MC), Yellow (CC1), Hot Orange (CC2), Hot Green (CC3).

Needles Size 7 (4.5 mm) straight needles.

Notions One 1 1/8” fabric covered button, hot scrap of fabric for button, tapestry needle.

GAUGE

Not important.

Hot (Diagonal) Stripes Dishcloth

Because only giving a Hot Stripes Hanging Dish Towel is kinda stingy. And you’ve got extra yarn left over so why not?!

And let’s face it, this is the hottest dishcloth you’ve ever seen. Worked corner to corner in color and textured stripes, if a dishcloth can be a showstopper this is it.

Matching Dishcloth!

This pattern is a tricky one, I’m not going to lie. There is a lot going on and a lot you have to figure out on your own. But I know you’re up for the challenge!

HOT (DIAGONAL) STRIPES DISHCLOTH PATTERN

Worked Corner to Corner

Finished Size This Cloth is a 10” square.

MATERIALS

Yarn One skein each Lily Sugar ‘n Cream, 100% USA Grown Cotton. 120yds/70.9g: Mod Green (MC), Yellow (CC1), Hot Orange (CC2), Hot Green (CC3).

Needles Size 7 (4.5 mm) straight needles.

Notions Tapestry needle.

GAUGE

Not important.

It Folds Hot, Too!

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

You will be working two instructions at the same time. One is for the shaping, which must be worked on every RS row, and one is for the different patterned stitches being worked in the center of the dishcloth.

Each time you increase or decrease stitches your pattern stitch might change, so be sure to read your stitches to see where you start your pattern each row, specifically in the orange stripe.

SPECIAL STITCHES

Inc: With left needle, pick up yarn between your needles. Knit this stitch through the back loop for increased stitch.

KFBF: As with a regular KFB, you are knitting in to the front and back of your stitch, and additionally into the front again, increasing 2 stitches.

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