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Towels in a Modern Arrangement Weaving Pattern Download

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Towels in a Modern Arrangement by Linda Gettmann

If you have been weaving a while, you probably have a bunch of leftover 8/2 cotton in lots of different colors. This is the project for you. Pick two neutrals for your warp that look good together and then start experimenting for your weft, drawing from your stash. Linda Gettmann wove 6 towels each with a different pair of weft colors, choosing pairs that were close to each other on the color wheel, such as burgundy and red, or two colors of green. For your tabby, you can either use 20/2 cotton in similar colors or go into your sewing thread stash.

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  • Towels in a Modern Arrangement pattern PDF
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Structure: Crackle.
Yarns:
Warp: 8/2 cotton (3,360 yd/lb; WEBS), #8176 Natural, 1,215 yd; #1089 Alabaster, 1,966 yd.
Pattern weft 1: 8/2 cotton (3,360 yd/lb), UKI: #40 Purple, #6 Mill Green, #66 Champagne, #57 Turk, 166 yd each; WEBS: #3611 Red, 166 yd; Yarn Barn of Kansas: #1315 Lt Orange, 166 yd.
Pattern weft 2: 8/2 cotton (3,360 yd/lb), UKI: #39 Special Purple, #41 Peach, 124 yd each; WEBS: #5604 Willow Green, #7198 Burnt Sienna, #5680 Sagebrush, #3794 Burgundy, 124 yd each.
Tabby weft: 20/2 cotton (8,400 yd/lb) or cotton sewing thread in coordinating colors for each towel, 350 yd each. (Linda used purple [towel 1], light green [towel 2], clay/peach [towel 3], turquoise [towel 4], red [towel 5], and rose beige [towel 6].)
Equipment: 4-shaft loom, 24" weaving width; 10-dent reed; 3 shuttles.
Warp Length: 471 ends 6¾ yd long (includes floating selvedges; allows 19" for take-up, 35" for sampling and loom waste).
Setts: EPI: 20 (2/dent in a 10-dent reed). PPI: About 28 (14 pattern, 14 tabby).
Dimmensions:
Width in the Reed: 237/10".
Woven Length: 189" (31½" per towel) (measured under tension on the loom).
Finished size after washing and hemming: 6 towels, 20 x 26¼".

Originally Published: Handwoven, November/December 2017.
Author/Designer: Linda Gettmann

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