I used 8/2 cotton set at 20epi. I choose this draft because it has a 1/3 twill - one up, three down - which is very quick and easy on a direct tie up jack loom like mine.
I think it turned out beautifully. The pictures don't do it justice. The warp is a random mix of four colours, and each of the four cloths is a different, single colour weft. This make the fabric look different front and back. I choose the warp dominant side for the front, but it was a tough decision. here's the 'back'.
Texture wise, these are fantastic. Definitely bathroom towel texture. So even if these aren't the right colour, I think I found a good draft.
One challenge was the edge. I used a floating selvedge, but still, I got big floats next to the edge.
What do you think?
My head is full of all sorts of possibilities for this pattern. It's stretchy and warm, perfect for a cardigan. How about if I used a 24epi sett and made a bathrobe from it? It would be absolutely lovely as a bath towel, maybe if I wove panels and blanket stitched them together?