1. They feel like no other commercially made towel.
I use a 100% cotton yarn to make our hand towels. They are not necessarily softer than those fluffy towels but they have their own type of softness. I love drying my hands or face in those wonderful stitches. You have to feel one to truly understand what you are missing. I hear the same goes for handknit socks... which I've never made or worn but I look forward to it.
2. They get better with age.
These towels are nice when you first make one. However, after a few washes the yarn "blooms" and the stitches meld together to form a more uniform fabric. The softness and ability to absorb advances with each wash.
3. They add uniqueness to your home.
I love it when friends visit and are inspired by our home. I was beyond tickled when one of my friends said that she feels inspired after visiting my home. An inspiring abode is totally one of the qualities I am trying to achieve in the decor of our home. I am also a huge fan of boho chic so anything handmade or mismatched fills me with joy. I love having towels that are not part of a set. I will often buy only one towel if I see one in a unique color in the store. The ability to knit my own gives me unlimited possibilities for a variety of color combinations.