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By Wunderlabel on 12/05/2022

Guest Hand Towel

Knit a Guest Hand Towel

A self-knitted guest hand towel is yet another knitting project that is perfect for beginners.  Small guest towels are quick to make and look highly decorative in your bathroom. Use 100% cotton to make sure that the guest hand towel is soft and absorbent. 
Knitted guest towels for your bathroom are eye-catching and a nice welcoming touch for your guests.  

What yarn should you use for a knit guest hand towel? 
We recommend using 100% cotton for knitting a guest hand towel. It is best to use a smooth cotton yarn that will not pill.  

What is the ideal guest towel size? 
The ideal guest towel size is  30 x 50 cm. But square 24 x 24 cm or 30 × 30 cm towels are also quite popular with knitters.  

TIP: If you are knitting more than one guest hand towel you might want to use a different colour for each but still make sure that they all go with your overall bathroom colour scheme. 

Materials for knitting a guest hand towel

- Cotton yarn 80 m / 50 g
- Knitting needles size 2.5
- Personalised woven labels for hanging


24 x 24 cm

Tension sample

22 stitches and 22 rows equal 10 x 10 cm.

Cast on 55 stitches.
Knit the first 8 rows in seed stitch (also called moss stitch): alternate knit 1, purl 1, then in the next row you will knit the purl stitches and purl the knit stitches. We will be using this pattern to create a frame around the edges. Starting from the 9th row, use the seed stitch for the first and last five stitches of every row.  Everything else will be knitted and purled to create fancy patterns: hearts, flowers, birds and other animals - anything goes! 
We have a couple of ideas for you to personalise your guest towels. 

Guest Hand Towel


◻  knit
-    purl

1. Cat pattern

Cat pattern

2. Heart pattern

Heart pattern

Work the last 8 rows in seed stitch to finish the edging and then cast off. 

Hanger loop labels

Finish by sewing a practical hanger loop woven label onto each guest hand towel.

Instead of using a label to hang your guest hand towel you can also crochet a matching hanger loop. Find out how to crochet a loop for a guest hand towel in our video tutorial:  

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For more creative ideas head to our blog post “Summer Knitting Trends and Sewing Ideas”.

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