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Blast from the Past – Feathers Dish Towel

Feathers Dishtowel
Michelle Crimm ©2007

Feathers dishtowel

2 Balls of Solid Color 100% w.w cotton yarn
1 pair of US 8 needles and 2 DPN’s of the same mm size ( you’ll need the extra for the feather to the top)
Tapestry Needle
Button of your choice
2 stitch markers
Techniques Used:
Purl
Knit
Dec ( SSK, K2TOG)
Inc (YO)
One Row Button Hole
Kitchner Stitch
Please refer to http://www.knittinghelp.com . Click on Basic Techniques Section ( Finishing ) to view the videos.


CO 49

Row 1: (ws) Purl
Row 2: K3, * yo, k2, ssk, k2tog, k2, yo, k1; rep from * to the last 2 sts, k2.
Row 3: (ws) Purl
Row 4: K2, * yo, k2, ssk, k2tog, k2, yo, k1; rep from * to the last 3 sts, k3.
Repeat Rows 1-4; 3 more times.
Now comes the body.
Knit across.
Next Row: K2, PM, Purl across to the last 2 sts; PM, K2.
Continue these 2 rows until your towel is aprox. 9 inches measuring from bottom of the border.
Now comes the decrease. Here you will decide if you want a Stockinette stitch topper or a Garter stitch topper. Either way will work. Sample was made using the stockinette stitch.
If you choose the Stockinette Stitch topper, Purl on all ws rows and dec in Knit on all rs rows.
Garter stitch is knit on all right and wrong side rows.
Row 1: SSK, k across to last 2 stitches; K2tog. = 47
Row 2 and all even rows: Purl across ( Knit acorss)
Row 3: SSK, K across to last 2 sts; K2tog. = 45
Row 5: Rep row 3 = 41
Row 7: *K5, K2tog; repeat from * across; = 36
Row 9: *K4, K2tog; repeat from * across. = 30
Row 11: *K4, K2tog; repeat from * to last 4 sts; K4. = 25
Row 13: * K3, K2tog; repeat from * to last 1 st; K1 = 19
Row 15: *K1, K2tog; repeat from * across to last 1 st; K1 = 13
Now for the ‘neck’.
Work 13 stitches in Stockinette stitch for 3 inches.

Button Hole: Refer to http://www.knittinghelp.com buttonhole technique for further assistance
Make sure you have 5 stitches at the beginning and pm (place marker) before last 4 stitches at the end so you’ll know when to stop binding off.

Step 1 — Knit 5 stitches, Bring yarn to front; slip 1 purl-wise, bring yarn to back.
Step 2 — Slip 1 purl-wise, pass first slipped stitch over second. (repeat this part 2 more times–passing over 3 stitches total, for a 3-stitch buttonhole) Place last stitch back on left needle. ( This last stitch will count as part of your last 5 stitches, so if you didn’t bind off enough stitches, be sure you do so before casting on again.) Turn work.
Step 3 — Cast on 3 stitches (for the 3 stitches you bound off, plus 1) using the cable cast-on method. ( Video at knittinghelp.com)
Step 4 — Turn work. Bring yarn to back; slip first st of left needle onto right needle and pass last CO st over it. ….Knit the last 4 stitches.

You should now have a total of 13 stitches on your needle.
Knit across for 2 more rows. Leave on your needle and STOP!
With Double Pointed Needles and second ball of yarn:
CO 13 stitches
Row 1: Purl
Row 2: K3, * yo, k2, ssk, k2tog, k2, yo, k1; rep from * to the last 2 sts, k2.
Row 3: Purl
Row 4: K2, * yo, k2, ssk, k2tog, k2, yo, k1; rep from * to the last 3 sts, k3.
Repeat rows 1-4; 2 more times. Leave on your needle!

With the right side of the Feather on your DPN and the wrong side up of your towel, you will now attach the 2 pieces together using the Kitchener stitch.
If you do not know how to do this, go to http://www.knittinghelp.com and click on Finishing section. Sew on the button of your choice and you’re done! Weave in all tails and block if needed.

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