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Checks & Stripes Tea Towels 

Weave a set of tea towels with Duet Cotton/Linen Weaving Yarn in two classic patterns - checks and stripes! 

Designed by Chelsay Russell for GIST: Yarn & Fiber.

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Materials 

Warp & Weft: 4 cones of Duet Cotton/Linen Weaving Yarn 

Free Weaving Pattern Checks and Stripes Handwoven Cotton Linen Tea Towels
                     
Free Weaving Pattern Checks and Stripes Handwoven Cotton Linen Tea Towels
                    

Project Notes

  • Tools Required: 2-4 shaft table or floor loom, or rigid heddle loom12 dent reed, shuttle & bobbins 
  • EPI: 12
  • Width at Reed: 20"
  • Warp Ends: 240
  • Warp Length: 2.5 yards
  • Technique: Plain weave 
  • Finished Dimensions: Set of 2 towels each measuring approximately 27.5" L x 19" W
  • Finishing Details: Hemstitch (optional), 1.5" fringe tassels on each side
  • Care Instructions: Hand wash with mild soap, hang to dry, or machine wash cold & tumble dry low, press as needed
Free Weaving Pattern Checks and Stripes Handwoven Cotton Linen Tea Towels
                     
Free Weaving Pattern Checks and Stripes Handwoven Cotton Linen Tea Towels
                     

Weaving & Finishing 

Warp Color Order: Wind a warp in the following sequence for a total of 240 warp ends. 

  • Color A - 48 ends
  • Color B - 48 ends 
  • Color C - 48 ends
  • Color D - 48 ends 
  • Color A - 48 ends 

Weft Color Order Towel #1: Begin and end each towel with hemstitch. When you finish weaving the first towel, weave at least a 3" spacer with scrap yarn before beginning the second towel. Repeat the following sequence 4 times for the first towel

  • Color A - 36 picks
  • Color D - 3 picks 
  • Color C - 3 picks 
  • Color A - 2 picks 
  • Color B - 2 picks 
  • Color A - 3 picks 
  • Color B - 4 picks 
  • Color A - 2 picks 
  • Color C - 15 picks 
  • Color D - 3 picks 
  • Color C - 4 picks 
  • Color D - 15 picks 
  • Color A - 3 picks 
  • Color D - 2 picks 

Weft Color Order Towel #2: Repeat the following sequence 2 times

  • Color C - 60 picks
  • Color B - 60 picks
  • Color A - 60 picks 
  • Color D - 60 picks 

Finishing: Once you have finished weaving, remove the towels from the loom and cut them apart at the center of the scrap yarn spacer. If you did not use hemstitch, secure the edges with overhand knots to create the tassel fringe. Hand wash with mild soap, hang to dry, (or machine wash cold & tumble dry warm if you prefer), and press. Trim the fringe to 1.5” on each side. 

Free Weaving Pattern Checks and Stripes Handwoven Cotton Linen Tea Towels
                     
Free Weaving Pattern Checks and Stripes Handwoven Cotton Linen Tea Towels
                    

About Chelsay Russell

"My name is Chelsay Russell and I create woven goods out of my home in Branson, Missouri. I started weaving in fall of 2015 by watching tutorials online and by summer of 2016, I created Little Weavebird. My small business has been growing ever since, as well my passion for the art of weaving.

Quickly after starting out on a rigid heddle loom, I knew I wanted to expand my knowledge and skill set. I bought a floor loom from Leclerc called, Weavebird. That is how "Little Weavebird" came to be."

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Chelsay Russell Little Weavebird
September 10, 2019 — Emma Rhodes

Comments

Sarah Resnick

Sarah Resnick said:

Thanks for commenting Keri – we actually do have that option! On the top right of the page, just to the left of the cart, you will see a drop down menu with USD at the top of it. Just click on that and you can choose your currency :-) Reach out to hello@gistyarn.com if you have any more questions!

Keri Campbell

Keri Campbell said:

Your site always has fresh and bright designs and colour combinations! I love seeing what new things are in your emails! I do wish that you had an option for CDN pricing 😉keep up the great work!

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