Colorfield Hand Towels by Purl Soho

Colorfield Hand Towels

June 2020
Sport (12 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 50 rows = 4 inches
in Stitch Pattern
US 7 - 4.5 mm
1894 yards (1732 m)
22 inches wide x 37 inches long
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This pattern is available for free.

• Color A: 6 skeins of Purl Soho’s Cotton Pure, 100% organically grown cotton. Each skein is 279 yards; approximately 1674 yards required. We used Heirloom White.

• Color B: 1 skein of Cotton Pure. Approximately 220 yards required. We used Jonquil Yellow.

• US 7, 24- or 32-inch circular needles

NOTE: This is enough yarn to make two hand towels, each hand towel requires 3 skeins of Color A and half a skein of Color B. We used exactly 3 skeins of Color A for each towel, so please make sure to check your gauge to ensure you have enough yarn.

28 stitches and 50 rows = 4 inches in stitch pattern

Finished Dimensions: 22 inches wide x 37 inches long


This pattern works over an odd number of stitches.

Slip all slipped stitches purlwise.

When you work the Two-Color Spaced-Out Linen Stitch Pattern, you either “slide” or “turn” the work at the end of each row.

“Turn work” means to do what you would normally do when knitting rows with circular needles: Transfer the needle from your left hand into your right hand and the needle from your right hand into your left, flipping the work around so the opposite side is facing you.

“Slide work” means to keep the same side of the work facing you and to push all the stitches to the right end of the circular needles. Without turning the work, start the new row as you normally would.

You will know that you’re doing this right if the yarn you need to complete the next row is right there waiting for you!