I found this piece in my own box of samples. I had woven towels as a gift in September of 1985 using a simple Summer & Winter draft from a 1983 Handwoven magazine.
The towels are still in use (perhaps they haven’t been used much?) I have always wanted to make some for myself. I used cottolin for the warp and cotton Effecktgarn from Marks & Kattens, for the weft which give the towels more absorbancy and texture.
The warp was sett and woven at 20 epi /ppi. Instead of cottolin I might try a natural 6/2 cotton with a textured weft which might make a thicker towel.