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Notice that 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.
This draft is a PDF download.
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 or Brassard 8/2 Cottolin; Interchangeable, same sett.
Warp: Nautical Blue, #2550, 1 cone, includes all warp and weft for one towel.
Weft: White, #8001, 1 cone, includes all warp and weft for two towels.
Width in reed: 19 ¾” Sett: 20 epi Warp length: 4 yards for 3 towels. (allow one yard per towel + loom waste)
Total warp ends: 395 including floating selvages
Draft updated 2/28/13. View errata details here.
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Comments about Valley Yarns #71 Towel in 4-Shaft Finnish Twill PDF:
This was a great weaving draft, easy to follow and the towels finished beautifully.