Valley Yarns #86 Waffle Weave Buddies PDF
How do you like your waffles? We like ours crisp and well defined. The waffles in this 8/2 Brassard Cottolin meet my requirements. The towel is an update of our Draft #50, with ribbed hems that are an expansion of the clever finishing method by Jean Scorgie. As an added bonus, you can change the tie up and weave twill towels on the same beautiful warp.
This draft is a PDF download.
Structure: Waffle weave with ribbed hems, and twill on the same threading.
Equipment: 8-shaft loom, minimum 26” weaving width. Reed, 2 shuttles, 2 bobbins. A temple is optional, but extremely helpful in keeping the waffles even at the edges.
Warp Yarns: Brassard 8/2 Cottolin(60% Organic Cotton/40% linen; 3360 yds/lb., 1785 yds./8.8 oz. tube), C101 white, 1576 yds; C5067 periwinkle, 300 yds.;
C1510 turquoise, 435 yds; C8265 orange brulee, 450 yds
Weft Yarns: Brassard 8/2 Cottolin(60% Organic Cotton/40% linen; 3360 yds/lb., 1785 yds./8.8 oz. tube), Waffle Buddy—C101 white, 600 yds; C1510 turquoise, 60 yds; white cotton sewing thread. Twill Buddy—C101 white, 634 yds; white cotton sewing thread.
Warp: 4 yards of 647 ends (includes floating selvedges. Sett: 27 epi. (3/dent in a 9-dent reed; 2-2-2-3 in a 12-dent reed.)
Dimensions: Width in reed: 24”
Finished size after washing and hemming: Waffle Buddy: 18 1/2” x 27”, Twill Buddy: 20 1/4” x 27”
Draft updated 5/3/2016. View errata details here.