Checkers Hand Towel by Joanne T

Checkers Hand Towel

February 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
110 - 175 yards (101 - 160 m)
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This pattern is available for $4.00.

One day I was wondering how to use up some bits of cotton yarn
that I had in my stash. I needed some new towels for my kitchen
and I remembered the ones that my Grandma used to make out of
the kitchen towels from the store. She would cut them in half, width
wise, and crochet a top. Why couldn’t I knit those? Then I thought,
why stop there? Maybe knitters would want a rectangular towel and
wash/dish cloth to make a set.

Yarn: Worsted Weight Cotton Yarn: Washcloth = 100 yards; Button
Loop Towel = 155 yards; Rectangular Towel = 155 yards.

Needles: US 7 (4.5 mm) knitting needles, or size to obtain gauge.

Notions: Stitch marker; row counter. ¾ “ button, thread and needle
for Button Loop Towel.

Sizes Washcloth = 10” wide x 7 ½” tall; Button Loop Towel = 14” wide x 15” tall (with hanger
buttoned); Rectangular = 13” wide x 15” tall.