I’ve woven this ubiquitous towel many times over the years and have always enjoyed the results. But I wanted to see if I could update it with a modern look by adding contrast colors and a bit of color and weave. (You can find the Friendship Towels pattern here). I used black striping so that I could play with lots of color combos to see the effects. Change them up as you desire.
Note that there is an adaption in () to weave on a 19.75” Erica loom.
Level of Difficulty - Intermediate Beginner
Structure - Huckaback
4-Shaft loom with a 21”+ weaving width. (19.75" for the Erica Loom Variation)
Finished Size - 17” x 26” , including 1/2" folded hems. This pattern makes 4 towels
Warp & Weft - 8/2 Cotton, M.Brassard, 8oz, 1680 yd. cones (available at Yarnorama). 3 cones, 2 of Color A (light), 1 of Color B (dark). We used Natural and Black for warp and some wefts, using other stash colors, as desired, in the weft also.
For Additional Towels - Add 1 yd per towel in the warp, or 286 (262) yds Color A, 128 (128) yds Color B. Each towel requires approximately 400 yards for weft.
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