Ripple Hand Towel

Yarn: one and a half skeins Rowan Linen Drape (discontinued)
Possible subs: Plassard Coton-Lin, Louet Sales Euroflax Originals, Maggi Knits Maggi’s Linen, Needful Yarns Iside, Queensland Collection Cotolino
Needles: U.S. size 3 (3.25 mm)

Cast on 44 stitches
Knit for 4 rows in garter stitch.
Maintaining 3 garter stitches on each side, knit in the following pattern, which is taken from Barbara Walker’s A Treasury of Knitting Patterns (Diagonal Rib, page 24):

Row 1: K1, * p4, k4; rep from *, end p4, k1.
Row 2: K4, * p4, k4; rep from *, end p2.
Row 3: K3, * p4, k4; rep from *, end p3.
Row 4: K2, * p4, k4; rep from *, end p4.
Row 5: P1, * k4, p4; rep from *, end k4, p1.
Row 6: P4, * k4, p4; rep from *, end k2.
Row 7: P3, * k4, p4; rep from *, end k3.
Row 8: P2, * k4, p4; rep from *, end k4.

Repeat Rows 1-8.

Knit until the piece measures approximately 16 inches.
Knit four rows in garter stitch.
Bind off.

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    • Hi, Cheryl! Those are blue metal straights – I’m not sure of the brand, unfortunately, but I’ve seen similar needles at Joann’s. I don’t know of any circs with a blue cord offhand. (I use Knit Picks Options most of the time, and those have a purple cord.)

  3. Barb

    If I cast on 44 stitches and ” maintaining 3 garter stitches on each end”. The 44 stitches don’t come out even….what am I doing wrong?

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