The Tirim Tiny Towel is knit in a sport weight cotton yarn, and forms a diamond shape with a hanging loop. The towel features a little cable along the sides, which is nice and easy to work, and would be suitable as a first cable project. The towel measures 10 inches/25.5 cm across at the widest point, and 12 inches/30 cm at the tallest point.
The samples were knit in Rowan Cotton Glace yarn: one ball was enough to make two towels (used as the main colour). One set of knitting needles is required (4mm/US 6), and the (optional) contrast border is worked using a 4mm crochet hook.
Notions required: Stitch marker Cable needle Tapestry needle (for weaving in ends)
The towel is quick to knit, and ideal for using up leftover cotton yarn to create a really individual look for your kitchen or bathroom, or to make a cute hostess/housewarming gift.
- Digital download pdf
- Metric and Imperial measurements both given
- Crochet border is optional
Materials you need at home:
- Stitch marker
- Cable needle
- Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
- US6/4mm knitting needles
- US6/4mm crochet hook optional (for border)
- 50-60 yds/46-55 m sport weight yarn in main colour
- Small amount of contrast sport weight yarn
I'm a knitter from the Aran Islands, combining traditional elements of Aran knitting (e.g. cables, lattice work) with more modern techniques, such as seamless knitting, to create my own original designs.
I first learnt to knit when I was about 6, and, at school, we moved on to Aran knitting pretty quickly! I kept knitting over the years, as a hobby, and also started knitting some items for my cousin to sell on Inis Mor, the largest of the Aran Islands. Then came the brainwave of setting up a shop online, so people could buy original Aran knits without having to come all the way here! I loved creating my own original designs, and eventually made the step to publishing them : )
I'm always happy to hear from you if you have any queries about my shop! You can find my online shop at www.aranaccessories.net and follow me on Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr @aranaccessories ; I am on Facebook at aranaccessories.net Le gach beannacht/With best wishes, Máirín Ní Dhonncha