Okay, this is how it’s going to go down. I am warping for a small batch (two) of Turned Taquete Circles Scarves, and using yarn on hand (how else?). I decided to go with rayon chenille because it’s easy. I don’t want to wind a warp that’s 60 epi. Au contraire, I’m starting this at 16 epi and will be sampling from there. This is 1450 ypp chenille, and my normal epi for that is 16. I am prepared to go up to 20, but we’ll see how it goes. I have weft of the same size, and I also have weft that is 2000 ypp, which would probably be recommended for drape.
Shockingly enough, I will sample with both!
This is the draft I’ll be using, including color choices. I decided to go full on monochrome, just black and white. My next warp will have color added. This time, I wanted the most contrast I can get, and besides, I like black and white dots.
In other news, I have a batch of Turned Taquete towels off the loom and ready to finish:
This warp is my standard dishtowels warp: 10/2 cotton sett at 32 epi. 20 inches wide, and woven as close to 30″ long as possible, not counting hems which are another 1 1/2″ each. I say 10/2 cotton is my standard, but as soon as I use up my 10/2 stock, I think I will be switching to 8/2 cotton.
8/2 cotton seems to be a more standard material for dishtowels these days. Plus it’s somewhat less expensive. Can’t argue with that.
So, here are some close-ups just for fun:
I took these shots with my new iPhone, and I have to say that these photos would stand up to my Nikon SLR any day. Just sayin’…
The towels are just beautiful. So you’re willing to have 3-end floats in the rayon chenille? I thought we weren’t ‘allowed’ to do more than plain weave, unless we went DPW, with this fiber for fear of worming. No?
Peg-Yes, I am willing to try it. I have done Turned Taquete before, but with 2000 ypp yarn and sett at 24 epi. It turned out well, with no worming to speak of. And don’t forget, there is always a pick of tabby after every TT pick. Again, I will be sampling, and moving from 16 epi to up to 20 epi. Then wet finishing. I will post photos!
Good point. I’ll await your results!