I am working on a mohair scarf before making a blankie. I am using a mohair/silk blend that is 459 yds / 50g skein. This tells me it is much lighter than the 215 yds / 100 g mohair/nylon that is used in the patterns. My thought was that the weight difference was related to the silk vs. mohair. I have set my scarf at 6 epi but notice that (1) it warped on beautifully, no issues (should I be suspicious?), (2) it does not look as fuzzy as Jane's in Season 1, Episode 9 videos.
As I am weaving, I am finding that the mohair is not really 'sticking' in place. Perhaps I need practice, but maybe it is sett too wide and is too slippery. Also, I am finding that I do not need a skeletal tie up; 1/3 and 2/4 is fine.
My concern is that this blend is too fine so that when I go to take it off the loom and full it, it will be too gossamer-y and not warm blanket quality.
I wonder if others have woven with mohair/silk and found that it behaves similarly. I see three options... (1) just weave this scarf at 6 epi / 7 ppi, take it off, full it and see (some yarn loss, but better than a blanket's worth), (2) switch to an 8-dent reed because you know that this blend is too fine right from the info I've given, (3), chill out, this is how it goes. Point 3 is key - I don't know what I don't know.