Basketweave Towels


Want to make Hand towels that are both functional and beautiful?  This is it!  8 colors from around our Tubular Spectrum Mercerized cotton plus enough white yarn to make either 2 or 4 beautiful and functional basket weave dishtowels.  Now available in Tones, Tints or Brights!

Finished towels are approximately 12.5” x 27”.  The 2-towel variations only have instructions for weaving on the rigid heddle looms.  The 4-towel variations have instructions for both rigid heddle and 4-shaft looms.  We include several treadling variations for the 4-shaft looms to mix things up!  Choose Brights, Tints or Tones yarns.

Listen to the Loon! Difficulty level is Beginner to Intermediate (One fish). This is a Rigid Heddle and 4-shaft kit.


You will be able to turn eight brilliant colors from the Tubular Spectrum™ plus bleached white into these beautiful towels using either your Rigid Heddle loom or your 4-shaft loom.  All the yarn you will need for 4 towels is included in the kit.

Yarn is all 5/2 mercerized cotton dyed with fiber reactive dyes to minimize fading and bleeding of the colors.  You will not have to worry about the red yarns bleeding into the white.

You will need a 15″ (or wider) loom with an 8-dent reed.

The towels are approximately 12.5” x 27” when finished.   Listen to the Loon! Difficulty level is Beginner to Intermediate (One fish). This is a Rigid Heddle or 4-shaft loom kit.

Project Description:

  • 8 epi, 8 ppi
  • 15” wide in the reed
  • 5-yard warp
  • Weave on a Rigid Heddle or 4-shaft loom.
  • In the 4-shaft loom instructions, there are 5 different treadlings.  You can see pictures of the fabrics created by those treadlings in the photo gallery.

Equipment Needed:

  • A 15” (or wider) Rigid Heddle Loom or 4-Shaft Loom with an 8-dent reed
  • boat shuttle and bobbins
  • A sewing machine or a needle and thread

Contents of Kit:

  • 1- 1.5 oz each 5/2 Tubular Spectrum mercerized Cotton Yarn:  in 8 colors
  • 2-8 oz cones of 5/2 Tubular Spectrum Bleach White (brights and tints) or Natural White (tones)

For more information on how to care for these yarns, please go to YARN CARE

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 8 × 5 × 11 in

Fabric Care

Tints, Brights or Tones

Tints, Brights, Tones

Number of Towels

Two, Four


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