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« on: November 20, 2010 04:47:10 PM »

My mom bought me some towels (too long ago than I care to admit) to add a knit top to. (You know the kind that buttons on to the stove handle.)  I have a pattern for a full knit towel so I know how to make the knit part, the problem is I have no idea how to start.  How do I prep the towel so that I can knit into it?  Huh

« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2010 01:08:51 PM »

Towel-toppers are traditionally crocheted, rather than knit. You need to have some way of attaching the yarn to the towel - one pattern recommends knitting the topper, binding it off, and sewing the 2 pieces together. http://www.sugarncream.com/pattern.php?PID=3978&cps=21191

Another procedure calls for using embroidery floss to create a base (cast-on) row on the towel, then knitting up from there: http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/kkc-towelTopper.html or http://yarn-visions.blogspot.com/2010/10/ribbed-towel-toppers.html

There are patterns for knitting a whole towel here: http://knittingpatterncentral.com/directory/kitchen_misc.php, but that would not apply in your situation, I guess.
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« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2010 02:19:16 AM »

Excellent links, nastij...thanks.  My sister uses only half the towel or sometimes folds it over, she crochets hers.  I was thinking of doing a zig-zag(or other decorative stitch) at the top and then pick up stitches from that??                                 
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