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Running Stitch Towels

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$ 27.00 USD
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Running Stitch Towels

Designed by Christine Jablonski

A timeless set of towels woven with Duet Cotton/Linen in two contrasting hues. Color-and-Weave is employed to create a pattern reminiscent of hand-stitched or quilted fabrics.

Pattern downloads include files for both rigid heddle and shaft loom weaving. Yardage requirements vary based upon loom waste. Order a kit.


  • Rigid heddle loom or 4-shaft loom
  • 43-44 heddles per shaft for 4-shaft loom
  • 12-dent reed
  • 2 boat shuttles + bobbins or 2 stick shuttles


Warp: Duet Cotton/Linen, 260-305 yds Dune, 50-60 yds Cerise.

Weft: Duet Cotton/Linen, 210 yds Dune, 20 yds Cerise.


  • 13.25" weaving width
  • 12 EPI in Plain Weave, 13-14 in crammed areas
  • 13-14 PPI, including doubled pick areas
  • Two towels, 12” W x 20” L
  • Skill level: Intermediate

Customer Reviews

Based on 24 reviews
At long last

I am getting caught up in my weaving plans and have begun the Running Stitch towels…sort of. The birthday girl isn’t a fan of linen, so I switched to an 8/4 cotton in white to go with the Cookies and Cream color of something else (IDK anymore what it is.)

Anyhow… love working this pattern and as you already know, am a wild🤪 fan of Duet yarn.

Lovely towels!

This is an easy to understand pattern. I’m just deciding which color combinations to go with!

Robin McCarthy
So nice!

So love these patterns, easy, and great ideas.

Candace Trace
Made on a 4-Shaft Loom

I had worked with Duet previously (Citrus Towels), and was very happy with the results! This pattern was a bit more challenging (I am an advanced beginner), but equally satisfying! I loved the result and will continue to work with these great patterns and fibers!

Beautiful yarn, not really appropriate for RH looms

Duet is a gorgeous yarn, the colors take slightly differently on the cotton and linen and that gives it a lot of depth. The texture is nice. I’ve woven with it on a 10 shaft countermarch, a Jane table loom and a Flip rigid heddle. I teach rigid heddle weaving and I’ve been a weaver for about 50 years (started as a kid). The linen component behaves how linen does… it doesn’t stretch, and RH looms need a bit of stretch. The result is that the slot layer is slack, even using all the tricks to get around that. You have to be careful. If you’re ok with that then this a great yarn and pattern, but If not, weave it in a shaft loom. I also think Duet needs a tighter sett than 12 epi for a towel, it would be great for a scarf. All that said, I love this design.