Yarn Trunk: Down 1 Cone – Towel Drawer: Up 5 Towels
I mistakenly thought that this batch of towels would quickly clean up my yarn stash. It’s a two-shuttle weave, and the pattern thread has some long floats, so I thought that would require pounds and pounds of yarn. In the interest of finishing off a few cones, I stuck with only five choices of weft thread (instead of using little bits off lots of different cones). But I only managed to use up one tiny cone of navy blue cotton.
And even with that, I totally underestimated how much was on the cone. I thought it didn’t have enough to weave a one-inch stripe – it had enough to weave a 25-inch towel, and then some!
I know I could weigh the yarn, multiply by the number of yards per pound, etc., and figure out exactly what I could make with that amount – but for what I’m doing, it really doesn’t matter that much. I like to start with a pretty plain warp, and just see what weaving variations pop up as I’m going along.