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Old 05-24-2007, 12:30 PM   #1
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beach towels?
I have finnaly decided what i want to make my brother and his partner as wedding gifts!!

It turns out they are going to Jamaica for their honeymoon, so i would love to make them a beach towel each. only thing is the only towel patterns i can find are for teatowels - and i think my brother would like a bit more modesty than that!

Do you know any beach towel patterns that i could have a go at? or even suggest what type of yarn would be good to use so i can just dive right in and make up as i go along? (can you imagaine settling down for some sea and sand and finding that your towl had shrunk and felted into a nice little floor mat :rofling

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Old 05-24-2007, 12:36 PM   #2
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You are brave!!! Beach towels are a great undertaking, but they will be fabulous!

I would suggest cotton yarn would be the best to choose. Sugar and Creme is a good, inexpensive yarn (since you'll need so much). I believe Lion Brand also has a cotton yarn.

I couldn't find any patterns for a beach towel either, but what you could do is find either a dishtowel pattern or a stitch pattern that you like and just go from there! If you do a small swatch to find stitches per inch you could do the math to figure out how many stitches to cast on and how many rows to knit.

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Old 05-24-2007, 12:41 PM   #3
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I know from sewing that the best beach towels are 4foot by 6foot... So if you know your stitches per inch you can do anything...
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Old 05-24-2007, 12:50 PM   #4
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You're going to KNIT them beach towels? I have no experience with anything this large, but you might consider a narrower version of an afghan pattern. Something that large will stretch especially when wet and any holes/eyelets will get larger. Something to keep in mind. Also since they would have to pack them you'd probably want something that isn't too bulky.

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