Your Own Luxurious Cotton Hand Towel with Brioche Stitch

There’s something quite satisfying about crafting your own home essentials. It’s a delightful blend of functionality and creativity, allowing you to add a personal touch to your everyday items. This time, let’s talk about a project that will not only enhance your knitting skills but also result in a piece that’s practical and stylish – a cotton hand towel.


This knitting project embraces the elegance of the brioche stitch, resulting in a towel that’s soft, absorbent, and a joy to use. Let’s dive into this engaging project, but remember, for a complete, step-by-step guide, refer to the official post linked below.

Why Choose the Brioche Stitch?

This project revolves around the brioche stitch, a knitting technique known for creating a thick, plush, and stretchy fabric. It’s a stitch that’s delightfully soft to the touch, making it perfect for a hand towel. The brioche stitch might seem a bit complex if you’re new to it, but with a bit of practice, you’ll find it becomes second nature. And the result? A unique texture that adds a luxurious touch to your hand towel.

The Cotton Hand Towel Project

This project is perfect for intermediate knitters looking for an interesting project or beginners ready to level up their knitting skills. The finished hand towel will measure approximately 25 inches in length and 15 inches in width. The size, however, is customizable to suit your personal preference or needs.


Materials and Tools

Before you start, make sure you have the following supplies:

  • Approximately 392 yards of Lion Brand Comfy Cotton Blend or a similar yarn in the same weight category. If you decide to use a different yarn, be sure to check your gauge and adjust as needed to ensure the finished towel is the right size.
  • US 7 knitting needles.
  • A yarn needle and scissors for finishing

To help you along, here’s a basic outline of the pattern:

  1. Cast on 71 stitches.
  2. The first row will be a combination of knit, yarn over, slip one purlwise, and knit to the end of the row.
  3. The second row will be knit, then a repetition of brioche knit, yarn over, slip one purlwise, ending with a knit stitch.
  4. The third row will be knit, followed by a sequence of yarn over, slip one purlwise, brioche knit, again ending with a knit stitch.
  5. Repeat the last two rows until your work measures about 24 inches from the starting edge, or until you have about 2 yards of yarn remaining.

Please note that this is a simplified version of the pattern, and for full instructions, you should refer to the official post.

Image / Pattern / Tutorial: Bhooked Crochet

This cotton hand towel project is more than just a knitting task. It’s an opportunity to create a practical and personal item, a testament to your skill and creativity. The brioche stitch creates a unique, plush texture that feels wonderful against the skin. Whether you’re making this towel for yourself or as a gift, it’s sure to be appreciated for its beauty and functionality. Remember, it’s not just about the end product, but also the joy of crafting. So pick up your needles, dive into this project, and experience the fulfillment that comes with creating something beautiful and functional with your own hands.

For the complete pattern and detailed instructions, please refer to the official post linked here. Happy knitting!

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