Friday, December 2, 2011

Lace Hand Towel

This towel and wash cloth set was a fun project for practicing lace knitting.  I choose a lace pattern from my pattern stitch collection and added a seed stitch border. This would be a great project to practice a lace pattern for your next sweater project.  I could really see the stitches (and the mistakes) by the time I finished this simple project. This small project would also be useful for practicing reading charts. Choose your lace pattern and multiply the stitch count by the number of repeats you will make then add 4 to 8 stitches for the border and each side.  Cast on your stitches and start with a 4 to 8 row seed stitch border.  Keeping 4 to 8 stitches in your seed stitch pattern at each side continue with the lace pattern until you reach your desired length.  Finish the towel with your seed stitch border.  This is an easy way to sharpen your lace making skills.  This project was made with a cotton and bamboo blend yarn that is very soft with great drape.  I had enough yarn to make a matching wash cloth. 

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