Abacus Towel

An intermediate knitted towel with an unusual stitch pattern. this kitchen towel features a short-row handle. Worked in a recycled cotton yarn, this towel is functional and environmentally friendly.

Designer Andrea Pomerantz
Finished Size 8" wide and 14¾" long, after blocking.
Yarn Knit One, Crochet Too 2nd Time Cotton (75% cotton, 25% acrylic; 180 yd [164 m]/100 g): #290 claret, 1 skein.
Needles Size 5 (3.75 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
• Stitch holders;
• tapestry needle.
Gauge 18 sts and 28 rows = 4" in St st ; 22 sts and 24 rows = 4" in palm tree puff patt; 32 sts and 22 rows = 4" in 1×1 rib.


Row 12: K4, p1, k4, yo, p3, yo, k9, yo, p3, yo, k9.

Row 16: K4, p1, k4, p2tog, p7, p2tog tbl, k9, p2tog, p7, p2tog tbl, k9.


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