Tea Towel and Coasters – Knitting Pattern

tea towel &  coasters

This was originally knitted for a tea towel swap in the Ravelry Cuppa Tea? Group, with Ornaghi Filati Natural (cotton/linen blend).   It’s adapted from the Lily Sugar’n Cream Table Runner, the original pattern and chart can be found here.

Materials:   Cotton or linen yarn

Main colour – I used 2½ 50g balls

Contrast A – about 25g

Contrast B – about 25g

Needles: Size 4.5mm (US 7)

Note: To change colours, twist the two colours around each other where they meet, on WS, to avoid a hole.

Tea towel                                                                                       tea towel

With MC, cast on 51 sts.

1st row: (RS). K1. *P1. K1. Rep from * to end of row. This row forms seed st pat. Work a further 12 rows in seed st. pat.

Next row: (WS). Pat. 24 sts. Inc 1 st. in next st. Pat. to end of row. 52 sts.

Proceed as follows:

1st row: With MC, work 15 sts. In seed st pat. Work 1st row of Chart in stocking st across next 22 sts, reading row from right to left. With MC, work 15 sts in seed st.

2nd row: With MC, work 15 sts in seed st pat.   Work 2nd row of Chart in stocking st across 22 sts, reading row from left to right.   With MC, work 15 sts in seed st.

Chart is now in position. Continue working Chart to end, with 15 sts seed st edging.

Next row: (WS). Work 15 sts in seed st pat. Work 2tog. Work in seed st pat to end of row. 51 sts.

Work 6 rows in seed st pat.

With A, work 2 rows in stocking st

Next row: With MC, knit. With MC, work 3 rows in seed st pat.

With B, work 2 rows in stocking st.

Next row: With MC, knit. With MC, cont in seed st pat until work measures 40 cm (or almost desired length), ending with RS facing for next row.

With B, work 2 rows in stocking st.

Next row: With MC, knit. With MC, work 3 rows in seed st pat.

With A, work 2 rows in stocking st

Next row: With MC, knit. With MC, work 13 rows in seed st pat. Bind off in pat. Weave in ends.

Finishing:  With B, embroider teacup and handle using stem st.

tea towel chart

 

Coasters                                    tea coasters

Note: I used the contrast colours in the towel for the main colours in the coasters. Just sayin’.

With MC, cast on 19 sts.

Row 1: (RS). K1. *P1. K1. Rep from * to end of row. Work 2 rows in seed st. pat.

Proceed as follows:

Row 3: With MC, work 2 sts. In seed st pat. Work row in stocking st across next 15 sts, reading row from right to left, work 2 sts in seed st. pat.

Row 4: With MC, work 2 sts in seed st pat. Work row in stocking st across 15 sts, reading row from left to right. Work 2 sts in seed st.

Continue working Chart to end, with edging of 2 sts in seed st. Chart ends with 2 rows of seed st.

Bind off in pat. Weave in ends.

Finishing: With contrast colour, embroider teacup and handle using stem st.

tea coaster chart

I washed the coasters with a little bit of starch to keep them firm.

Put the kettle on to boil and enjoy!

»  To download this pattern as a pdf file, please go to my pattern page!

 

 

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6 Responses to “Tea Towel and Coasters – Knitting Pattern”

  1. Courtney Says:

    Chana, those are fantastic! I love them!

  2. Claire Says:

    Hey! Those look familiar! :)
    I’d just like to say that I was the lucky recipient, and I LOVE the towel and coasters. They make my kitchen and living room look so nice. Chana did a great job knitting them and it makes me feel special knowing they were made just for me. This would be a great gift for someone special! :)

  3. eclecticitee Says:

    I would love to hear if someone makes these!

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