Kitchen Explorations

March 15, 2012 9:02 am | by

They are well on the way!  With just 3 pattern repeats to go, the first of my Kitchen Explorations towels is nearly finished.  I’m dreaming of the next towel pattern for my 6 towel warp.

Here are the details for this project:

Yarn:  UKI 10/2 mercerized cotton

Warp:

the draft

  • Navy #15 – 1778 yards
  • Desert Sand #150 – 1666 yards
Weft: (6 colors – total yardage 3621)  I’m using these:
  • Grotto #81
  • Purple Passion #142
  • Willow Green #57
  • Winter Green #136
  • Light Turquoise #2
  • Deep Turquoise #42

EPI:  24

PPI:  27

8 shaft Loom Width:  20.5″

10 treadles

Threading:

Total 492 ends (includes 2 floating ends for selvedge).  Warp Length:  7 yards.

Sequence:  float, repeat 14 ends navy, 14 ends desert sand – end with 14 ends navy, float.

Point twill

Tie up for Kitchen Explorations #1 is 1-1-1-1-2-2 right twill.

Kitchen Explorations #1

I wove 12 picks plain weave before beginning the pattern to allow for hemming.  26″ of pattern, then I’ll weave another 12 picks plain weave at the end.

Here’s a pic of the nearly completed #1.

I’m thinking already about #2.  Same color sequences, but with wider color bands.

plan for Kitchen Explorations #2

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