One way to add cheer to dreary winter days is to put something colorful on the loom. In addition to having wonderful visual and tactile texture, this towel is thick, absorbent, and easy to weave with just one shuttle. This is a variation on canvas weave.
Weave either two or four generous sized towels (13.5" x 25") on any 4-shaft, 17" wide table or floor loom with a 12 dent reed using our very versatile 8/2 Aurora Earth yarn (used double) and Cotton Chenille for extra texture.
Even the plain-weave hems have textural appeal! Although this design is woven using stripes in the warp, it could successfully be woven with a single color in the warp and a different strongly contrasting single color in the weft—this will cause the diamond-like pattern to “pop.” Get creative!
Have fun with color and other textured yarns. We substituted cotton chenille in place of the Monte Cristo. Here’s another bonus: the edges weave neatly with no special effort or need for floating selvedges!