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Vintage inspiration to knit a towel

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The last blog post has been about vintage tea towel – not much to do with knitting, but I have used them to find inspiration to knit a towel. 

I love to take knitting with me at all time. Something you just leave and pick up again without any doubt on where you have to start. 

In other words; small and easy! 

This summer I have been knitting dish clothes and small towels in cotton and linen yarn with inspiration from the vintage tea towels. I enjoy the coarse linen for my hands and in as dish cloths and I find great satisfaction in knitting them myself – just like my grandmother just to do.

 

I havn’t any knitting pattern – I just knit. 

Some of them with red stribes and some with a checkerboard pattern.

 

Checkerboard knitting stitch. Scandinavian Knit

Knitting Pattern – checkerboard

Knit 10 rows knit in the beginning and end of the towel

5 knit in the beginning and end of every row.

1. row: 5 knit, 5 purl, 5 knit, 5 purl…..

2. row: 5 purl, 5 knit, 5 purl, 5 knit….

cont….

6. row: 5 knit, 5 purl, 5 knit, 5 purl

7. row: 5 purl, 5 knit, 5 purl, 5 knit….

 

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