Free Knit - Reusable Kitchen Towel


Free Knitting Pattern - Reusable Kitchen Hand Towel

Save money on expensive paper towels every time you rinse your hands in the kitchen. You'll save trees too, which is a win for the environment.

Whilst tea towels are great for drying dishes, in order to maintain a sanitary environment you need a separate towel for hands.  These reusable kitchen hand towels, with their optional clever recycled 'hanging loop', are just the ticket!


Size: approx. 35cm X 45cm

2 balls Heirloom Cotton 8ply
1 pair 3.75mm needles

Tension: 23sts to 10cm over stocking stitch using 3.75mm needles.



Cast on 85 sts.

Row 1: *K1, P1, rep. from * to end of row.
This row sets pattern (moss stitch).

Repeat 1st Row 5 times (6 rows moss stitch in all).

Work 6 rows garter stitch (knit every stitch).

Repeat 1st Row (moss stitch) until work measures 42cm.

Work 6 rows garter stitch.

Work a further 6 rows moss stitch as set.

Cast off in moss stitch.


Hanging Loop (optional):

The loop can be attached to one corner, centred on one end or along the side (as pictured). We made ours from a scrap of farbric tape, but larger garment labels (from the inside of tops or shirts) make excellent, and very stylish hanging loops: particularly if they feature an exclusive brand name!  Simply unpick the labels from any garments not suitable for the op shop; don’t forget to salvage any useful buttons at the same time.  Alternatively, you could knit an icord loop on 3 stitches and attach.



Click here for a printable version of our Reusable Kitchen Hand Towel knitting pattern.



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