I know there has been some discussion of softer and harder twisted types of 8/2 cotton, but I was not able to find anything by searching. I think what I remember may be buried in one of the daily posts forums. I made some kitchen towels of unlabeled unmercerized mill end cotton that turned out really well. I used a huck check pattern from Strickland's 8 shaft book. I want to make more, and I'm trying to figure out whether to use the softer or more tightly twisted brands of 8'2 cotton. I don't have any yarn left from the earlier project to look at. These things are super absorbant and have worn like iron. Attractive, too. Anybody have any thoughts on using these cottons for towels?