I've used my double-knitting skills (still admittedly in development) to make this Diamond-Studded Kitchen Towel. I dig the retro design and the fun watermelon-y color combo that compliments my bright green pots and pans.
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At first I thought I would double-knit the entire towel, but as I worked into the slim neck that would be holding up the towel, I worried it would get stretched out over time and decided to make a change.
I tore back a portion of the towel, to a few rows above the last design element, and knit each knit-purl pair together with both strands of yarn and worked in garter stitch from that point on. This made the neck of the towel very dense and sturdy so it could hold up to getting used and abused in the kitchen. And it looks pretty cute too, if I do say so myself.
Since I love both sides of this towel and wanted to be able to hang it both ways interchangeably, I sewed a button on each side—at the same time!
Sew into one button...
through the fabric....
and into the opposite button.
My oven is all dressed up and just about too pretty to use. That's a good reason to go out for pizza, right?