Is there a reason that a pattern would call for two strands of 2/8 rather than a single strand of 4/8?
I am weaving a picnic blanket that calls for 2 strands of 2/8 cotton for both the warp and weft. I have wound 2 strands of 8/2 cotton onto bobbins and am having difficulty with the tension on the weft. After a couple picks, one of the 2 strands becomes longer than the other so I have to straighten out each pick.
Is there any difference between using 2 strands of 2/8 and using 1 strand of 4/8? It would be so much easier to use the 4/8.
I would sample this but don't have any 4/8 nor a local store, so will have to mail order.
Thanks for any thoughts on this.