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Mitered Hanging Towel Set
May 16 2009
June 17 2009
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Mitered Hanging Towel Set
Mitered Hanging Towel by Cristina Bernardi Shiffman
Joelle & Dave's housewarming
as per pattern
Needles & yarn
US 7 - 4.5 mm
370 yards = 3 skeins
Knit Picks Comfy Worsted
none left in stash
2.2 skeins = 239.8 yards (219.3 meters), 110 grams
Knit Picks
Knit Picks Comfy Worsted
16 yards in stash
1.2 skeins = 130.8 yards (119.6 meters), 60 grams
Knit Picks

I agree with the Mason-Dixon ladies, these are actually easier than pie. A little bit fiddly toward the very end, with the button hole and decreases while holding the yarn doubled, but really quite an easy knit.

I’ve been impressed with the yarn - there is a nice silky smoothness to it that I find surprising for a cotton-based yarn, and it’s got a nice drape while still being very sturdy when the yarn is held doubled.

Yarn note: each finished towel was 56 g. I calculate I used 36g of the main color and 20 of the contrast color for each towel. Each ball of yarn is 50 g. You could technically get 3 towels out of four balls of this yarn, but not if you follow the color patterns recommended in the book, and want a set with matching tops. Order two of the CC (top) color!

5/17/09 - Finished the one in Marlin (blue) and started on Honey Dew (green). I am using black for the top parts of all three towels.

5/20/09 - Finished the one in Honey Dew and cast on the one in Seafoam (light blue). I am starting to realize these may be more decorative than useful, ‘cause they are so damn cute!

5/21/09 - Almost, almost finished the third towel when I ran out of the black yarn, which I’m using as the top part of all three towels. I looked at the KnitPicks catalog (which featured a set of three of the towels) and now see that it did note that two skeins of the black would be needed. I overlooked this and now need to order another skein. Yaargh!

6/17/09 - Finally finished the third towel with the extra ball of yarn. Just need buttons now.

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75% Pima, 25% Acrylic
109 yards / 50 grams
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  • Project created: May 17, 2009
  • Finished: June 18, 2009
  • Updated: March 30, 2011