Finished Project: My First Towels

January 27, 2008 by
Filed under: Weaving 

Project Specs:
Pattern: All-Purpose Waffle-Weave Towels from Handwoven’s Design Collection 18 by Marilyn Murphy
Yarn: Valley Yarns 8/2 Cotlin colors 8176, 6256, and 5604
epi: 24
Size: 24″ x 19″ before washing, 20 1/2″ x 15 1/2″ after washing
Pattern Alterations: I changed the color striping in the warp. I cut off the plain weave section of the towels before sewing. With it, the plain weave ends didn’t shrink at the same rate as the waffle weave and they were really wavy.

I should have chosen a much easier project for my first independent one. And I shouldn’t have added the extra pressure of it being a gift. I had problems with this project every step of the way. I started winding the warp way back in June. Finally I am finished. My first towel was awful. The second a little better. And the third even better. I no longer want to burn my new loom.

I do really like the texture of the towels. And the 8/2 Cotlin washes up so nicely.


3 Comments on Finished Project: My First Towels

  1. lynette on Wed, 30th Jan 2008 1:38 pm
  2. your towels are gorgeous.

  3. melissaknits on Sun, 3rd Feb 2008 8:24 am
  4. i love these. i need mr w to whip me out a stack. love love them.

  5. kelli ann on Thu, 28th Feb 2008 7:03 pm
  6. they are perfect:: their deep waffly-ness promises they will be practical too. gorgeous!

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