Knitted Dishtowel Tutorial

27 05 2014 DIY

Oh my - so far I owned only ugly kitchen towels!

I didn't even noticed that fact in my old kitchen but now I needed some pretty ones to hang up in my new kitchen.

I still love to use these crocheted chevron cotton dishcloths I made. They get even better and better every time after they have been in the washing machine so I thought I will make some dishtowels as well.

It's a very simple geometric knitted pattern which you can easily change to the size you need.

knitted dishtowel tutorial by lebenslustiger.com

Knitted dishtowel tutorial, gestricktes Geschirrhandtuch

I used a 100% cotton yarn because I want to be able to wash it on a hot cycle.

For one towel you will need 100gr yarn with a length of about 170m and needle size 4.0 - 5.0 

I casted on 72 stitches.

That makes 7 times the geometrical pattern of 8 stitches plus the border of 8 stitches on each side. 9x8=72 stitches.

Before I started the pattern I knitted the bottom border.

My pattern drawing shows only the "right side" of the knitting.

~ means: knit on the right side and knit on the wrong side

V means: purl on the right side and knit on the wrong side

• means: knit on the right side and purl on the wrong side

I repeated the pattern 7 times and then did the top border. 

Then I used a natural undyed leather strap which I simply knotted through one of the stitches in the border.

Beforehand I washed the leather together with a piece of sample knitting to make sure it won't stain the knitting. 

Knitted dishtowel tutorial, gestricktes Geschirrhandtuch Knitted dishtowel tutorial, gestricktes Geschirrhandtuch

Lebenslustiger.com Knitted dishtowel tutorial, gestricktes Geschirrhandtuch

The grey painted wooden hooks are from HKliving and come with a screw and a screw anchor.

The large one measures 12x12cm and the small one 6x6cm.

Please send me an e-mail if you are interested in purchasing a hook.

Happy Day,

Anette 

PS. Today is Creadienstag


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Snowy Mountain Pictures From The Alps - Print Give Away

05 01 2014

Happy and Healthy New Year to you!!!

Yesterday we came back from our little mountain trip to the austrian alps.

We had - just like last years ski vacation - a great time and wonderful sunny weather with bright blue skies most of the time.

But when I looked thru the many pictures I took, it were the ones from the snowy and overcast days which intrigued and fascinated me the most.

I love how snow and sky become one and the mountains, trees, sheds and shrubs look like sketched in!

All pictures were taken with an iPhone 5s and all I did afterwards in Aperture was adding a little bit more exposure - making them a bit lighter.

No color was changed or added. 

They are similar mood wise but at the same time so unique with their different structures that I had a very hard time picking just a few.

In fact - It would be great if YOU could help me pick one of these for printing.

Just leave a comment and let me know your favorite in this row of 8 photographs - starting top with 1 -  and receive a free high quality print of the one we decide on.

Thanks so much for helping you lovely readers!!!

Your favorite is picture No.3 followed by picture No.5!

I will have them both printed by a local business here in town in the next days and then send them out to you - THANKS again for participating.

Austrian mountain ski village Lech Arlberg photographed by lebenslustiger.com, Lech am Arlberg im Winter fotografiert von lebenslustiger.com

Austrian mountain ski village Lech Arlberg photographed by lebenslustiger.com, Lech am Arlberg im Winter fotografiert von lebenslustiger.com

Austrian mountain ski village Lech Arlberg photographed by lebenslustiger.com, Lech am Arlberg im Winter fotografiert von lebenslustiger.com

Austrian mountain ski village Lech Arlberg photographed by lebenslustiger.com, Lech am Arlberg im Winter fotografiert von lebenslustiger.com

Austrian mountain ski village Lech Arlberg photographed by lebenslustiger.com, Lech am Arlberg im Winter fotografiert von lebenslustiger.com

Austrian mountain ski village Lech Arlberg photographed by lebenslustiger.com, Lech am Arlberg im Winter fotografiert von lebenslustiger.com

Austrian mountain ski village Lech Arlberg photographed by lebenslustiger.com, Lech am Arlberg im Winter fotografiert von lebenslustiger.com

Austrian mountain ski village Lech Arlberg photographed by lebenslustiger.com, Lech am Arlberg im Winter fotografiert von lebenslustiger.com

More pictures - also with blue skies - on my IG...

Happy Day,

Anette