Posts Tagged ‘cotton’

Santa Fe Summer towels by Chris Hammel

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014
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We’re smack-dab in the middle of Summer here at WEBS and thought that would be the perfect time to bring you The Santa Fe Summer dish towels from Chris Hammel as the 7th in our year-long series of special guest designer weaving drafts.

Sante Fe Summer Towels draft designed by Chris Hammel - available exclusively at

Chris says, “Valley Yarns 8/2 unmercerized cotton is perfect for thirsty, washable, kitchen towels, and what could be better than a bright, cheery towel in lively colors that evoke a Santa Fe summer. This 4-shaft draft is easy to thread and weave and will result in an ample kitchen towel. If you would like to increase the length of your warp, you could try different treadling variations for each subsequent towel and create a set for yourself or gifts for family and friends.”

Sante Fe Summer Towels draft designed by Chris Hammel - available exclusively at

Using sewing thread to weave 1″ of plain weave as the the under-hem for each end of the towel gives your hems a much less visible profile. Bonus: If you use a sewing thread like Gutermann you can pop the thread right onto your shuttle without needing to wind a separate bobbin!


Free Pattern Thursday: Girl’s Skinny Tank from Blue Sky Alpacas

Thursday, August 4th, 2011
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Hi Everyone,

This week’s free pattern is a fun knit to make for your favorite little girl. The Girl’s Skinny Tank is knit in Blue Sky Alpacas Skinny Cotton and it’s great for the remainder of the summer, or even as a layer for back-to-school!

This simple design features some great techniques too – wrap & turn, i-cord, and i-cord bind off, plus a tiny bit of two-color knitting.

Click here for a link to download the pattern.

Happy Knitting,