Monday, December 1, 2014

Final TotM for the year! December miniature overshot

This month's structure is the same as the one used way back in March, but the yarns are different.  The warp and ground weft are 22/2 cottolin, in bright red for Christmas.  For pattern weft, I used cotton embroidery floss (all 6 strands) in white and green.

The center design is formed by a 41-thread repeat in the threading, repeated 9 times, with a 10-end border on each side, for a total of 389 ends.  The sett in the reed for this towel is coarser than all the other towels this year, at 20 epi.  So the width in the reed is just under 19.5".
Below is the draft for this towel.  To understand where to place the borders, you'll need a picture I think, so I've put the fuzzy image from the original article above.  Sorry about the quality, but I think it gives an idea of what you're doing when you weave this.  Weave plain weave with the red 22/2 cottolin, then put a green border using tabby between each pattern pick, then some plain weave, then the wide border using white pattern weft (again using tabby), then more plain weave followed by a second green border.

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