Monday, August 13, 2012

Misty Modular Dish Towel

So I am getting ready to post some of my own designs.  In preparation for writing patterns, I am starting with a very simple modular dish towel.  I wanted a longer towel that I could use in the kitchen, and this one does the trick.  It is also a great first pattern for trying modular knitting, which is a technique which joins smaller knitted pieces as you go, so there is no seaming.  I've used this technique many times, especially Iris Schreier's patterns.  I recently made the Elegant Poncho from her book, Modular Knits.  You can see my poncho at my ravelry site: Elegant Poncho.

Here is a link to my free PDF of the pattern: Easy Misty Modular Dish Towel

I will also post the directions here for those who want it.  Enjoy!

This pattern uses easy modular knitting techniques and eyelet borders, including increases, decreases and yarn overs.

Yarn: 1 skein Lily Sugar and Cream, 100% Cotton.  96 yd./86 m.  You can use any cotton yarn that gets the same gauge.
Needles: #8 US (5mm)

Gauge:  4.5 sts = 1 inch; 7 rows = 1 inch.

Abbreviations: YO = yarn over; ssk = slip two sts, K2tog through back loop; skp = slip one stitch, knit 1, pass slip st over; K2tog = knit two stitches together; RS= right side; WS= wrong side.

Cast on 1 st. 

Start first triangle section:
Row 1 (RS):  K1, YO, K1.
Row 2 (WS): Knit across.
Row 3: K1, YO, K to next to last st, YO, K1.
Repeat Rows 2 and 3 until there are 35 sts.
Next row: K1, *YO, K2tog* till end. 
Next row: Knit across. See first photo at right for progress to this point.

Start modular decreasing:
Row 1: K1, YO, skp, turn.
Row 2: slip first st purlwise, knit to end
Row 3: K1, YO, knit to last row decrease st, skp, turn.
Repeat Row 2 and 3 until all 35 sts have been worked.
Starting with next row (WS), repeat modular decreasing one more time till all 35 sts have been worked.  See second and third photos at right for progress after first modular decrease and second modular decrease.

Start last triangle section:
Row 1: Ssk, YO, *K2tog, YO* till last 4 sts, K2tog, YO, K2tog.
Row 2: Knit across.
Row 3: Ssk, YO, ssk, knit to last 4 sts, K2tog, YO, K2tog.
Repeat  rows 2 and 3 until 7 sts are left. 
Next row: Ssk, YO, slip 1, K2tog, pass slip st over, YO, K2tog. 5 sts.
Next row: Knit across.
Next row: SSK, YO, K3tog
Next row: Slip 1, K2 tog, pass slip st over. Bind off.  Weave in ends. 

© Cloud Heights Designs


Anonymous said...

I'm confused - help! I don't quite understand modular decreasing. As I keep turning how am I knitting together to the first piece?

Anonymous said...

I figured it out! It looks awesome. Thanks for the pattern.

Sue McNamara said...

Yeah! I'm so glad! It's fun once you get the hang of it! :-)

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