Wednesday, June 14, 2006

 

Linen Hand Towels

When I was looking at Mason Dixon Knitting for the first time I came across a caption that read:
A batch of these linen hand towels would make a tender present for a bride.


You know what? I know a bride! So I decided I would, indeed make a set of them for my friend and her husband to be for their wedding! Since mid March, I've finished three so far. The wedding's in mid July, giving me plenty of time to finish the last one.

Here's what I've got so far:

Handtowels

I want to thank all of you for your inspiration. Whenever I was thinking that this task was getting a bit monotonous, reading and seeing your FOs and WIPs kept me inspired. Something about this book is inherently inspiring to me and excites me enough to keep on chugging!

Comments:
have you washed them yet? How do they feel? I felt some a few days ago and they just felt so scratchy - I'm not sure if they were washed or not, but I'm not in any hurry to make them until I feel the linen after it's been washed (and softened up).
 
You have a very lucky friend, and DH-to-be. They WILL make a lovely gift. My daughter(s) and I are also plugging away, and enjoying the book. Having more trouble with "blogger" and how to make it work than the knitting. But we keep trying, and hope to post some FO's soon. Your set of towels look very nice, and I think I've been reading and hearing that they soften up and are wonderful after washing!
 
You have a very lucky friend, and DH-to-be. They WILL make a lovely gift. My daughter(s) and I are also plugging away, and enjoying the book. Having more trouble with "blogger" and how to make it work than the knitting. But we keep trying, and hope to post some FO's soon. Your set of towels look very nice, and I think I've been reading and hearing that they soften up and are wonderful after washing!
 
i also bought some euroflax for the handtowels too, in a light blue/teal color....you've got a nice looking set there!
 
Great looking towels! Nice to see this project in different colors. Thanks for sharing!
 
That's a lot of linen knitting, even for me! They will get soft, for sure. Just one wash & dry. xox Kay
 
I haven't washed them, but I felt the washed FO out of the linen at the yarn shop I bought it at and it was divine. They will get softer.
 
I haven't washed them, but I felt the washed FO out of the linen at the yarn shop I bought it at and it was divine. They will get softer.
 
Very pretty towels.
 
those towels look gorgeous! and those colors are wonderful too!
your friend is very lucky to get these special towels on her special day! I love the color combo...it's just so yummy!
i'm definitely going to have to try out that pattern!
 
Those are lovely!
 
I absolutely LOVE them! What beautiful colors. I feel like, in seeing everyone else's work, I may spend the rest of my adult life knitting projects from this book! Thank you so much for posting your pictures!
 
What a lovely gift for those newlyweds. You made some lovely keepsakes - thanks for posting.
 
What yarn is that you are using they look wonderful! Where did you purchase the yarn?
 
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