This towel, like January's towel also calls for 561 ends of 40/2 bleached linen. The pattern warp is red cottolin, and the weft is again the bleached 20/1 linen. The sett is 30 ends per inch (epi) if you want to substitute a different yarn. The warp ends are 380 in the center plain weave section, 60 in each pattern border (not counting the red cottolin), and 30 at each edge (plus 1 to balance if you like).
So let's get started! Are you interested in trying turned summer & winter? I have never done this weave before and I'm excited to try it out. Next post will be the draft including threading, tie-up, treadling and a pick-up pattern for the hearts.
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