DIY Knitted Dish Towels



I am back to the creative projects. I have been painting by day, and knitting in the evenings when I am too tired to do much else.

It’s been months since I was inspired to knit.

I have several large unfinished projects. I am a bit frustrated with them right now, so I have decided to set them aside and focus on something simpler.

Sometimes, the simplest things are the best. Like these little dish towels.

A simple project, easy to make in a few hours time.

I came across these beautiful Plymouth cotton yarns recently at the craft store. I thought they would be perfect for dish towels.

I immediately was captivated by them.

They are 100% mercerized cotton, very soft and smooth.

I loved the feel of them.

I am also loving these Susan Bates needles. They are easy to grip and their smooth texture works great with this yarn.

These towels are super easy to make, even for the beginning knitter.

Aren’t the colors yummy?

Here’s what you will need:

Size 8 (5mm) Susan Bates needles, or similar needles

3 Balls Plymouth Yarn, one each in Maui Rose, Margarita and Cleo Tones Slate

Here’s what to do:

Cast on 44 stitches.

Knit one, purl one the length of the row. Repeat.

Purl one, knit one the length of the row. Repeat.

Repeat rows until you have reached a 10″ square.

Cast off, weave in ends.

I can’t wait to make more of these for holiday gifts!


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  1. carol crosby says

    hi from nova scotia is there another name for the yarn besides plymouth?or is it just regular cotton yarn?thank you…

    • designerssweet says

      Hi, the Plymouth brand is apparently not available in your area. I used a 100% cotton mercerized yarn, about 50 gram weight. Any sport weight yarn should work for this project. Thanks for asking!

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