I have this fancy, new application that although not technically made for blogger, still allows me to pull comments and repost them. Up until now, I hadn’t had a reason to use it, but one of yesterday’s posts seems a perfect opportunity!
“I can’t wait for this book! I love finding new things to use as “yarn” for projects, especially since I’m on a tight budget right now. I cut up old towels to crochet into a bathmat once, and it was great because the towels still served their purpose of soaking up water.”
DIYOD reminded of my own knitted towel mat, I made a few years back. Adrienne and I were originally going to include a version of this project in Stitch Hugger but ditched it (along with a few others) due to time constraints. I dug into the ol’ photo folder archives though and found some (badly lit) example shots.
Knitting with towel strips, is a wee bit messy. If you don’t mind pulling out the vacuum to clean up a ton o’ terry bits though, it’s a great project for breathing new life into old bath blankets!
What you’ll need:
3-5 Towels (I found these 60’s beauties at a thift store)
Size US 36 (20mm) Needles (I recommend using circulars, to take the strain off your wrists)
Rotary Cutter OR (if you were blessed with the virtue of patience), Scissors
What you do:
Cut up towels into 1″(ish) strips.
Tie the strips together (just using a plain knot), from end to end. If the knotted look bugs you though, you can get fancy by sewing the strips instead. Knock yourself out. 😉
Roll “Terryarn” into a ball.
Cast on 24 sts. Knit every row (garter stitch), until mat reaches desired height. Bind off.
I got to celebrate my birthday in Iceland this year, which is pretty much the perfect place to rock knitwear. I was pleased as plaid to finally be able to wear the cowl I designed for the Fall Quarterly Box. Here it is, in the wilds of Seljalandsfoss!
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