This first one isn't all my idea. I first tried this pattern but discovered a few things I wanted to change about it, hence my pattern for a Button-top Ribbed Hand Towel:
2 balls Lily Sugar'n Cream cotton, color "temari balls"
*I did not use all of 2 balls and you can choose any color(s)
Size 7 needles
HOW I DID IT
Body of towel:
~ CO 60 stitches
*I slipped the first stitch of every row (until I got to the strap at the top) just like the original pattern I tried.
~ Knit across 3 rows to create a bottom edge and to help maintain some of the width.
~ Row 4: sl 1, *K3, P2, repeat from * to last 4, K4
~ Row 5: sl 1, *P3, K2, repeat from * to last 4, P4
~ Repeat rows 4 & 5 until your piece measures 12 inches.
~ Row 1: sl 1, *K2tog, K1, rpt from * to end of row (40 sts remain)
~ Row 2: sl 1, Knit across
~ Row 3: sl 1, *K2tog, K1, rpt from * to end of row (27 sts remain)
~ Row 4: sl 1, Knit across
~ Row 5: sl 1, *K2tog, K1, rpt from * to end of row (18 sts remain)
~ Row 6: sl 1, Knit across
~ Row 7: sl 1, *K2tog, K1, rpt from * to end of row (12 sts remain)
~ Row 8: sl 1, Knit across
~ Row 9: sl 1, K2tog, K3, K2tog, K2, K2tog (9 sts remain)
~ Knit across 22 rows
~ Buttonhole: K4, yo, K2tog, K3
~Knit across 5 rows
Weave in yarn ends. Attach button on the front of the towel under the strap. Done!
I made this towel for my kids' bathroom. I liked the idea of having an attached towel that my son couldn't easily take down and throw on the floor!
And, I plan on making more......
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