Need pattern for bath towel...?


#1

Does anyone have a link for a bath towel? I have a wash cloth pattern that I made a washcloth and a hand towel, but am unable to find a pattern for a bathtowel. Does anyone have a link for a towel for a toddler. Anyone??


#2

Just make the hand towel bigger. Then you’ll have the same pattern. If you tell us the pattern name and link we can help more.


#3

Oh that would be great. Okay here is one of my favorites, I have made several wash cloths with this pattern. Thanks so much!!!

http://www.allfreeknitting.com/Washcloths/Raised-Triangles-Washcloth#


#4

That’s a good pattern for a baby towel. Since you’ve already made the washcloth size in this you can use that as a swatch. Figure out how many repeats of the washcloth you’d like across the width of the towel, cast on the appropriate multiple of 6 sts and knit to the length you want. You could even leave the garter st borders in as a break between blocks of the pattern or you could knit plain stockinette blocks or stripes between blocks of the pattern.


#5

Oh my goodness, that is awesome. Thank you so very much. I have one more question lol, I used KP’s comfy worsted for the cloth, can I use the same for the towel or do I need a different type of yarn??

Thank you again, I did figure out the repeats from the swatch. I am so glad you are here!!!


#6

I think Comfy would be fine. It’s got enough cotton it should be absorbent.


#7

Yes, and if you like the washcloth then why not continue using it?


#8

By simply making the washcloth pattern larger could be problematic due to absorbency. Even if it’s made of cotton, there’s a lot more water that it needs to absorb in order to dry a body and so the pattern matters even more. I would recommend using a simple seed stitch pattern because it will be more absorbent than, say for example, a repeating diamond pattern created with stockinette stitch.


#9

Lionbrand yarn has a hooded baby blanket pattern. This could be done in cotton. You can buy economical cones of cotton yarn at Joann’s or Amazon. Bernat Handicrafter is also a good one in bulk. http://www.lionbrand.com/knitting-pattern-hooded-baby-blanket-2.html