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Trip to Holland and knit towel edging

Finally a brand new blog post!   Yes, I know it has been a while but I have an excuse…I was out of town.   No.. I was out of the country!  I spent a little over two weeks in my home country: the Netherlands.  I had a wonderful time with family and friends and I even had the privilege  to witness Queen Beatrix abdication.   Queen Beatrix abdicated in favor of the son Willem-Alexander, her eldest son who became the Netherlands’ first king since 1890.  Maybe you saw a glimpse on American tv?



The weather was great and everything looked extra beautiful.   Just a few pictures from Holland to make you happy:



Dutch tulip fields, lots and lots of color:


Well, I did not do any furniture painting but I managed to finish some knit towel edging.   I purchased two small hand towels and I just used some 100% fine cotton thread in two colors (natural and sage) and size 2 knitting needles.   This is not my own pattern, but it sure makes you feel a bit like royalty!


Cast on 8 stitches

Row 1: Knit 3, yarn over, knit 2 together, yarn over, knit 3. (9 stitches)

Rows 2,4,6,8, and 10:  knit

Row 3: Knit 3, yarn over, knit 2 together, yarn over, knit 4. (10 stitches)

Row 5: Knit 3, yarn over, knit 2 together, yarn over, knit 5. (11 stitches)

Row 7: Knit 3, yarn over, knit 2 together, yarn over, knit 6. (12 stitches)

Row 9: Knit 3, yarn over, knit 2 together, yarn over, knit 7. (13 stitches)

Row 11: Knit 3, yarn over, knit together, yarn over, knit 8. (14 stitches)

Row 12: Bind off 6 stitches, knit to end of row (8 stitches)

Repeat rowa 1-12 for pattern.  Continue in pattern until the edging fits across the bottom edge of towel.  Complete edging, binding off all stitches at row 12.


These edgings are worked sideways after casting on a few stitches.  Work lace in any length and apply to pillow cases, afghans, scarves and more.



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  1. Leuk die kroontjes randjes!

  2. Gorgeous tulip field foto’s from above! Were you lucky to fly over them on a sunny day? Love the royal edging on the towels 🙂

    • Thanks for your kind words, Annerike. Lucky girl..I know you live very close to those tulips!

  3. You lucky girl! Beautiful country,and beautiful trim! Thanks so much for sharing!

    • Thanks so much Dolly and thanks for the link party!

  4. Oh I can’t believe how beautiful the tulip fields are!
    Thanks for joining in with us over at the Creative HomeAcre blog hop with these lovely photos and detailed instructions for the towel edgings. Look forward to seeing you again this weekend at

    • Thank you so much Alison! Your feedback is much appreciated.

  5. Your pictures are a pleasure! Thanks for sharing.

    • Thanks a bunch Linda! And thanks for hosting link parties, much appreciated!

  6. Gorgeous photos and beautiful handiwork! Thanks so much for sharing on The Creative HomeAcre!
    Hope to see you again tomorrow at:

    • You’re welcome Lisa! thank you for hosting a link party every week!

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