I have some sock yarn that is 90% superwash merino wool and 10% nylon. I have made a couple of scarves with this using a sett of 10 for both plain weave and 2/2 twill. Both are wonderful, thick, squishy winter-type scarves. However, I have been intrigued with the color and weave gamp that we did in Season 2 Ep. 4. I loved the one where I opened up the sett to 12 and used boucle for the weft.
So...I am thinking of opening up the sett to 8 for this sock wool and using 8/2 cotton boucle for the weft. I specifically want the more open, soft lighter weight piece that I got with the C&W gamp I mentioned earlier. I'm second guessing and wondering about opening the sett up to 6, but then I wonder if the 8/2 boucle would be enough for that?
I am planning to sample, but I'd like to at least be in the ballpark before I go through the work of putting it all on the loom. I'd love any ideas or experiences anyone has.
I'm glad you are planning to sample, Carey - that is the only way you'll find the perfect sett for the yarn that you want to use. It's so easy to cut off a sample, finish it and find out if you are getting the hand you are looking for. Not quite right???? Just resley your reed. There is a world of yarns out there and we, at JST, haven't even come close to weaving with them all ;-) Have you done the ruler wrap that Jane shows us in Season 1: Episode 4 - Let’s Have a Little Chat About Sett? That will give you an idea of what your sett should be.