Hello! I'm excited to be a new member of Weaving Today. I noticed discussion about Keep It Simple towels, and what a surprise to find my towel! It had won a prize in a Keep it Simple contest, many years ago. I still love making those towels and am finishing the last one of a warp set up just for them again. The picks per inch are 15 on this warp, which is I think a bit thicker that 2/8, but not much different. Don't be too concerned about the beating on this project. The cotton shrinks when you finish it and the towel will be a pleasure to use. ( P.S. My maiden name was Geers, and now its Zwarycz.)
I have just double-checked a finished towel. The PPI is 24 after finishing by washing once in hot water, and rinsing in hot water, line drying. I hope this brings the simplicity back to this project. The picture, I think it was in Forum section, looks like a finished towel. On the loom the "checks " pattern is not so clear.
Thank you for this terrific website and the inspiration it provides!