Aiken, South Carolina.
The custom of afternoon tea is part of the graciousness of the Deep South, whether the tea is served from Great-Grandma’s wedding silver or in a tall glass of ice, garnished with fresh mint. No lady worth her white gloves and low-heeled pumps would be caught dead serving instant tea (perish the thought!) or serving her afternoon callers tea without a lovely lace-trimmed tea towel. This knitted confection from Barbara Sue Brodie Needleworks in Aiken, South Carolina is embroidered with your family initial. It adds a bit of true Southern charm, even if the tea you’re serving is in South Dakota rather than South Carolina.
Project Gauge: 26 stitches and 30 rows = 4” (10cm) in stockinette stitch on US 3 (3.25mm) needles
Yarn: Louet Euroflax Sport (100% wet spun linen, 270 yards/245m); 2 skeins Cream #30; approx. 3 yards (2.75m) contrasting yarn for monogram