Earl Gray Towels
An abundance of weft and warp floats make these kitchen towels not only textured but thirsty.
Unlike many two-block pick-up patterns, this one doesn’t require reinserting the second pick-up stick every few picks, so the weaving goes quickly and smoothly.
One towel uses a dark gray weft and the other a white weft, making a coordinating set that isn’t boring. You can also choose to make four towels with two white and two black as weft.
Weave Structure: textured weave with warp & weft floats
Yarns: Aurora Earth 8/2 100% unmercerized cotton.
Equipment needed: rigid heddle loom; 24" weaving width; 10-dent reed; 2 shuttles; 2 pick-up sticks
Note: 2½ yd warp for two towels / 4¾ yd warp for four towels
Finished size: 19" × 28½" each
Instructions needed: Easy Weaving with Little Looms Summer 2022 from Long Thread Media for complete instructions. Purchased separately.
Designed by Tammy Bast at Rogue Weaver ~ be sure to visit Tammy Bast's Etsy page for more fun weaving patterns!
As a big fan of Earl Gray tea, I couldn't resist getting this kit when I saw it in Little Looms. The Aurora Earth colors are rich and perfect and just nice to work with. The pattern was fun, easy to weave, and so enjoyable I didn't want the project to end. They're my favorite towels I've woven to date. Thank you so much!