This is a lovely towel woven in Atwater-Bronson Lace, where the lace forms small frames around a plain weave centre. This is done in two blocks on four shafts. I decided to use some Fox Fibre naturally coloured cotton for these towels. The cotton is 12/2; with a soft hand, so I am setting it at 20 ends per inch. The colour I chose for the warp is called Dessert Storm and is a blend of 50% natural and 50% green. These colours darken when washed.
Again, the resource for the pattern is found in the article, “Weaving Towels as a Means of Learning the Basic Four-Shaft Weaves”, by Clotilde Barrett, Weavers Journal, Fall 1983, Volume VIII, Number 2, Issue 30, pages 11- 19. The link is: https://www.cs.arizona.edu/patterns/weaving/periodicals/wj_30.pdf
With Atwater-Bronson Lace every other thread is threaded on shaft 1, so make sure you count your heddles before you start. Shafts 3 and 4 are used to generate floats, and shaft 2 is the tie-down shaft. Lace can be woven in Block A, Block B, or both Blocks A and B at the same time.
My adaptations to the draft are included below.
Warp and Weft: 12/2 naturally coloured cotton from Fox Fibre, sett at 20 ends per inch
Each towel will be woven 20 inches wide and 32 inches long, which will accommodate a 1 inch hem on each end. The warp is 4 yards long, which will allow 3 towels and 1 yard for loom waste and take-up and sampling.
Sorry that the draft picture isn’t clearer. You can enlarge it or see the draft in the accompanying article. The threading draft is 8 ends on shafts 1 & 2 for the right selvedge; then repeat the following 8 times [10 ends on shafts 1 & 2 for plain weave; Block A (1-3-1-3-1-2; 1-3-1-3-1-2); Block B (1-4-1-4-1-2; 1-4-1-4-1-2); Block A (1-3-1-3-1-2; 1-3-1-3-1-2)] finish with 10 ends plain weave, then 4 ends for right selvedge.
Start with two inches of plain weave, then follow the repeats of plain weave, Lace in Block A and B together, Lace in Block A only, Lace in Block A and B together. Weave to 30 inches and then finish with two inches of lace weave.