I don’t know if it’s the suddenly dark evenings, the rainy weather, or the fact that Eggnog Lattes are back in season, but I’ve seriously been a homebody the last couple of weeks. I’ve always been a fan of knitting lovely winter and fall items to wear, but this year I got a bug in my ear for home items. So when, over the course of preserving the innards of seven Halloween pumpkins, my favorite kitchen towels started to give up on me, I decided to just make my own!
Besides the fairly pristine bread towels I use to cover dishes at family gatherings, my kitchen towels take some serious abuse. Most especially, the ones I keep on my freezer and oven door handles not only have to dry my hands, but they’re constantly being attacked and dragged off by my cats. So, I grabbed some cheery Cotlin and made one that would stay put.
It’s a pretty basic pattern – just knits and purls, with a wide garter stitch band that wraps around the handle and buttons underneath. (and yay for finally finding a use for my stash of little yellow plastic buttons!)
I still have some Dishie and Cotlin in other colors, and I’m thinking that next up will be some smaller towels that hook on to my apron strings. Nothing like a long day spent canning, back and forth to the sink, and you find that the clean hand-drying towel that you shoved in your apron is on the floor amidst the various peels and pits and pulp that escaped the counter. Nope, I think I’ll opt for a convenient, handmade solution instead! Considering that the holidays are coming up, and that means a lot of time in the kitchen for me, I think I’ll feather my nest a little with some awesome little kitchen knits.
The pattern is now available for free!