Friday, July 13, 2012

LIZARD RIDGE HAND TOWEL


This wonderful little stitch pattern makes really cool eyeballs which bulge out at you! I have made several of the dishcloths (pattern available HERE), but always thought they were a bit too wide for that purpose. So I just made the dishcloth a bit longer, added a topper to hang it from the fridge door, and voila: a lizard ridge hand towel!

Directions for the topper:

Row 1 (right side): With the yarn in front, slip the first three stitches without knitting them, yarn back, knit 2, ssk, knit 8, ssk, knit 9, k2tog, knit 8, k2tog, knit 5.
Row 2 (and all subsequent wrong side rows):  Slip the first three stitches as before, knit across.
Row 3: Slip 3 as before, yarn back, knit 2, ssk, knit 7, ssk, knit 8, k2tog, knit 7, k2tog, knit 5.
Row 5: Slip 3, knit 2, ssk, knit 6, ssk, knit 7, k2tog, knit 6, k2tog, knit 5.
Row 7: Slip 3, knit 2, ssk, knit 5, ssk, knit 6, k2tog, knit 5, k2tog, knit 5.
Row 9: Slip 3, knit 2, ssk, knit 4, ssk, knit 5, k2tog, knit 4, k2tog, knit 5.
Row 11: Slip 3, knit 2, ssk, knit 3, ssk, knit 4, k2tog, knit 3, k2tog, knit 5.
Row 13: Slip 3, knit 2, ssk, knit 2, ssk, knit 3, k2tog, knit 2, k2tog, knit 5.
Row 15: Slip 3, knit 2, ssk, knit 1, ssk, knit 2, k2tog, knit 1, k2tog, knit 5.
Row 17: Slip 3, knit 2, ssk twice, knit 1, k2tog twice, knit 5.
Row 19: Slip 3, ssk twice, knit 1, k2 tog twice, knit 3.
Row 21: Slip 3, knit across (11 stitches).
Repeat this row until strap is desired length.
Make buttonhole: On the right side, slip 3, knit 1, bind off 3, knit 4. On the next row cast on 3 stitches (use the knitted cast on or backward loop method) to replace the ones that were bound off. Repeat Row 21 four more times.
Decrease row 1, right side: Slip 3, ssk, knit 1, k2tog, knit 3.
Row 2: Repeat row 21 (9 stitches).
Row 3: Slip 3, knit 3 tog, knit 3 (7 stitches).
Cut yarn, leaving at least a 6 inch tail. Thread darning needle with tail, pull all the remaining stitches together, and anchor yarn. Sew on button.



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1 comment:

  1. How many stitches do you cast on for this pattern

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