Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Towel #7 - M's & O's

OK, enough waffle weave.

Today's towel is just a normal M's & O's pattern on 4 shafts using two colors of 8/2 cotton sett at 16 epi - more open than the previous towels. The warp is natural and I used a green yarn for the weft.

This towel shrunk about 20% after washing. This was another one of my favorites - it makes a beautiful cloth. It is thinner than the waffle weave fabrics, so it makes a lighter towel.

The next two days will have M's & O's variations.

I made a scarf with M's & O's a while ago, from cotton and Tencel® using multiple colors and it turned out wonderfully - I made one as a gift and my wife had to keep the second one. Here is a picture of a section of the scarf.


janice said...

1. Could you share your tie-up for the 4 harness green and white sample? and
2. How do you get the elongated sections in the scarf sample? I can't figure that one out. Would you share a draft?
I'm studying M's and O's. A very interesting structure I'm investigating on 4 harnesses.

Larry said...

Hi Leah,

Thanks for the note. This is one of the few projects I've done that came straight from Handwoven magazine. It's from an article by Emilie Pritchard in the Nov/Dec 2004 issue.