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!)
But it was so satisfying to make, and even more so to use. I’m sure that my cats will eventually figure out a way to run off with it, but until then I’m quite pleased!
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!