Valley Yarns Baker's Dozen eBook
Equipment: 8-shaft loom at least 23” wide; at least 3 bobbins, 3 shuttles; a slim boat shuttle and pick-up stick or sword measuring at least 21” long x 1 1/8” wide for the lace pick-up; white sewing thread.
Warp Yarns: 1804 yards Brassard 8/2 Cottolin (60% Organic Cotton/ 40% Linen; ½ lb tubes/1680 yds per tube) shown in C0101 Blanchi for 4 towels OR Valley Yarns 8/2 Cotton (100% Cotton; 1 lb/3360 yds per cone) in 8001 White
Weft Yarns: UKI 20/2 Mercerized Cotton Mini Cones (100% Mercerized Cotton; 8400 yds/lb) for Overshot borders and under hems. (See individual towel descriptions or click on images of individual towels to see weft requirements.)
Warp Length: 4-yard warp of 451 ends (includes 2 floating selvedges) for 4 towels, add 1 yard for each additional towel
Sett: 22 epi, 2-3-3-3 in an 8-dent reed or 2-2-2-3 in a 10-dent reed, 22 ppi
Finished Dimensions: average size is 24” long and 18” wide unless otherwise noted
Weave Structure: Rosepath Twill threading; tie-up and treadling variations produce twill, overshot, lace pick-up, waffle weave.