315-4 refers to the threading and the threading for the towels below, it comes from A Weaver’s Book of 8-Shaft Patterns.
I have seen a few pictures of this draft woven as tea towels and scarves on various blogs and Ravelry, and thought it might be fun to do. My plan is to do a few towels, off-white for the warp and a bright colour for the weft (a different colour for each towel), in 2/8 organic cotton. But I thought I might first do a trial run in some 2/8 Cottolin, and make notes.
I made a lot of notes while weaving these “samples”, notes for what I did, and notes for what I will do differently.
The green towel with the stripe was the first one I wove, I had seen a few others woven with a stripe and thought I liked it. Note 1: no stripe, I don’t like it, I think it takes away from the pattern. Note 2: harder beat. While the green one looks okay, they are definitely to drapey for a towel (at least I think so). The second towel was woven with a denser ppi, I like it a lot better. There other little notes, but I won’t bore you with all the details.