Saturday, July 17, 2010

Hempathy Hand Towel

I *love* the feel of the Hempathy fabric now that it's washed! (I machine washed & dried it today.) I'll definitely be buying more to make a tank top. :)

Here it is before washing:
and after washing:
Yeah, my gauge changed halfway through. It didn't grow when washed... quite the contrary. The stitches tightened up a bit. I knit the hand towel using most of two balls of yarn. (I had a tiny ball left over... I didn't want to risk running short in the ending garter-stitch border.)

"Action" shot:

Thanks for the yarn, PaperMonkey!


papermonkey said...

You're very welcome! I'm so glad you were able to get some use out of it, I didn't know what to do with only two balls - your hand towel is perfect!

Deneen said...

Very nice! I've wondered about making hand towels!

I love the jean quilt also.

I'm trying to play catch up, not doing very well at it.

Bethany said...

Huh, interesting. Because MAN, did my Hempathy Picovoli grow.

I wonder what made the difference?

It's a great looking towel!

noricum said...

Perhaps it has to do with how tight the initial gauge is? Did you dry it in the dryer?