Knitted Topper for a Tea Towel

A cozy knitted cover for a tea towel is the perfect way to add a touch of warmth and style to your kitchen. This handmade topper not only protects your tea towel from getting dirty or worn out quickly but also adds a decorative element to your kitchen decor. The knitted texture provides a soft and inviting look, making it a lovely addition to your home. With a knitted topper for your tea towel, you can easily change up the look of your kitchen by simply switching out the cover. Whether you prefer a classic cable knit design or a more modern geometric pattern, there are endless possibilities to customize your tea towel topper to suit your personal style. Additionally, a knitted topper makes a thoughtful and unique gift for friends and family who appreciate handmade items and enjoy adding a cozy touch to their kitchen space.

What you need:

  • Scrap yarn (I probably ended up well under a yard of my leftovers)
  • Double pointed needles, size US6
  • 1 medium sized button and thread

The pattern:

  • Cast on 9 stitches
  • Row 1: Knit all stitches
  • Row 2: k4, bind off 1, k4 (this creates your button hole)
  • Row 3: k3, kbf, k4
  • From here, continue knitting all stitches (garter stitch) until your piece measures 3 to 4 inches*
  • Next row: bind off 6, k3
  • With your 3 remaining live stitches, knit an i-cord 3 inches long
  • Bind off the i-cord

Now your knitting is done. All you have to do is sew the loose end of the i-cord up to make a loop where your tea towel will sit, add a button right above your i-cord loop, weave in your ends, and then button up your knit topper on your stove handle. * You can modify how long you make your topper depending on the size of your oven handle. With the weight of the tea towel, it will stretch a bit so no need to go crazy on the length. Here’s what my basic garter stitch version looks like:

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