The instructions call for a 4-shaft loom with at least 15″ weaving width, and a minimum of 1.5 oz of each of 5 colors of 8/2 cotton yarn plus an additional 8 ounces of natural white for the warp.
These towels were originally woven with our own 8/2 American Maid Naturally Colored cotton yarns to make lovely soft towels. Other 8/2 cottons could be substituted in the pattern. The instructions include the draft for a 3-shaft lace weave pattern shown in the pictures as well as plain weave. We give instructions for a plaid towel in the lace weave pattern, a striped towel in plain weave, and then there is enough yarn for a third towel woven in any combination of the above pattern and yarn striping to suit your fancy.
The finished sizes of each of the 3 towels are approximately 13” x 20”.