I know there are some who think it’s crazy, so here are some reasons to knit curtains:
1. Windows are (usually) square or rectangular, and therefore, much easier to fit than the human form. Nothing is more frustrating than a sweater you've spent many hours knitting that just doesn't fit quite as well as you would like. No wonder knitters love scarvesthey fit perfectly every time. Think of your curtain as a very wide but short scarf.
2. No shaping. Once you have the stitch pattern memorized, (and this curtain is an easy 4 row repeat), no need to look at the pattern.
3.Gauge is not so importantas long as it's wide enough to cover the window, a little more or less fullness doesn't matter.
4. Knitted garments spend most of their time in the closet. Even a favorite sweater won't be seen as often as a curtain hanging in your window 24/7.
The bottom edging of the curtain is worked first then stitches are picked up and the curtain is worked back and forth on a circular needle. A hemmed edge at the top forms the rod pocket.
This is easy to customize for your windowthe finished curtain should be approx. 1¼ to 1½ times as wide as your window.
35% linen, 35% wool, 30% baby alpaca
Soft Linen is the perfect yarn for warmer days and soft, cool nights. The alpaca makes a beautiful halo, the linen gives it a crisp and firm hand and the wool provides stability and its own level of softness.
This year-round yarn works equally well for lace, colorwork and textures. This makes it a particularly good choice for pieces that will get a lot of use.
Available in 19 colors.
Here is the free downloadable Soft Linen Café Curtain pattern. (file size: 320 KB)
If you have difficulty downloading or printing the PDF pattern above, try these: page 1 - page 2