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When you want to weave an easy but effective dishtowel fabric, try this quick to weave 4-shaft striped towel.
This draft is a PDF download.
Equipment: 4-shaft loom, minimum 22” weaving width, 10-dent reed, one boat shuttle & bobbin, appropriate size temple, optional.
Finished Size: 18” wide x 26” long, or weaver’s choice (30½” on-loom plus hem allowance)
Yarn: Valley Yarns 8/2 cotton, 3360 yards/lb. Warp: Sage green, #5680, 1730 yards White, #8001, 430 yards Weft: White, #8001, 1600 yards
Width in Reed: 21.55” Sett: 20 epi
Total Warp Ends: 433, including floating selvages Warp Length: 5 yards for 4 towels (allow a little less than a yard/towel.)
Draft updated 5/17/13.