My dishtowels are ancient. I can’t even remember the last time I bought new ones. Since my husband bought me cotton yarn for Christmas I decided I’d make some of my own. After measuring some of my store bought ones I realized there isn’t a standard size so I went with 24×16 for the finished product.
Yarn: Lily’s Sugar and Cream 2skeins
Gauge: Not essential
Row 1: Using your hook make a FDC of 16” long.
Row 2: Make sure your last loop is nice and big so you don’t accidentally unravel what you did. Take you needle and thread it through the front loop of your Dc’s.
Row 3: Beginning on a knit row start your stockinette. To prevent curling knit the 1st three and last 3 of every purl row. Your stitches will look a little twisted but I rather liked the look.
Row 4: Once the piece measures 24” or your desired length bind off with your needles. DO NOT CUT THE YARN YET.
Row 5: Taking your hook pull the last loop of yarn over it and beginning with a standing Dc, or your favorite beginning st, make Dc’s across the row in the bound off knits. Depending on how tight you knit it might take a bit of muscle to pull those loops up. Bind off.
You can just make out at the bottom of my towel how pulling up the loops to knit added a nice twisty look to the edging.