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Mission Style Dish Towels in Turned Taquete

Ravelry is responsible for a lot of inspiration, not just for knitters and crocheters, but especially for weavers. When I came across Mission Style Dish Towels in Turned Taquete (Handwoven Sept/Oct 2015), they immediately went into my mental queue as something I had to try. I finally got around to them in March-April of this year.

I wanted brighter towels than those in the article so I chose the yarns below, a mix of stash yarn and yarn I had to order for the project.


I wound two bouts of this color combo.

Wound one bout of this color combo.

On the back of the loom.
 This pattern has you use select a warp color to weave as weft for each towel. I did one towel each in Burnt Sienna, Lime Green, Yellow, Turquoise, and Purple. Not surprisingly, the turquoise was my favorite.
Burn sienna weft.

Lime green weft.
 I had some real problems with selvedges. I ended up cutting off the floating selvedges eventually and was much happier.  I also misread the instructions and ended up with squares on one side of the fabric and rectangles on the other. The pattern has both on each side. I still really like the towels!

Turquoise towel.

Burn Sienna towel.


More information on my Ravelry project page.

Comments

Liana said…
They are so beautiful and squares are square. Fabulous! My latest two towels are the same length for the first time :)

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