Towel in 4-Shaft Finnish Twill Kit from Valley Yarns includes the PDF draft download and two colors of 8/2 Cotton yarn needed to weave 7 towels.
The primary stripes in this towel are in the center. That seemed to be a good place to place the stripes, because we usually fold a towel in thirds, hang it with the center facing out, and the visual interest is at the edges where we don’t see it! The draft is adapted from Ester Perheentupa’s #41 draft in Davison, A Hand-Weaver’s Pattern Book, p.37.
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Equipment: 4-shaft loom, minimum 24” weaving width, 10-dent reed, one boat shuttle. Temple optional, but helpful.
Finished Size: approx. 17” x 28”, hemmed, after machine wash and dry.
Yarn: Valley Yarns 8/2 Cotton (100% Cotton; 3360 yards/lb)
Warp: 1 cone #2550 Nautical Blue
Weft: 1 cone #8001 White
Width in reed: 19¾”
Sett: 20 epi ➤ Shop Reeds & Rigid Heddles
Warp length: 8 yards for 7 towels. (allow one yard per towel + loom waste)
Total warp ends: 395 including floating selvages
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