- BWM Classic 2 Ply – 36.0sts/10cm/2.75mm/2950m per 500g =
2927 YPP = 48.7 W = 24B / 33T
- BWM Classic 3 Ply – 31.0sts/10cm/3.00mm/2000m per 500g =
1987 YPP = 40.1 W = 20B / 27T
- Interlacements (68 * 2)/124
- (48.7 * 124) / ((68 * 2) + 124) = 23.2 epi
- 48.7 * .5 = 24.2 balanced
- 48.7 * .67 = 32.6 twill
- (124 * 2) + 2 / 24 epi = 10.4″ = 26.5 cm
- (124 * 3 + 2) / 24 = 15.6″ = 39.6 cm
Very suspicious of these numbers. With the 3-ply, which isn’t that much different, I started with 12 epi and backed off to 10.
- 15 * 15 = 225
- 15 * 18 = 270
- 15 * 20 = 300
- 15 * 24 = 360
Did a tiny sample. The fabric is stiff but I like it. Will stick with 24 epi.
This yarn did not want to slide over the lease sticks. Instead it kept trying to drag them over the back beam. I had to lock them together with shower rings and then hold them in order to get this beamed on. Now while threading I keep having to pick off balls of yarn that are holding the threads together. Hope the threads haven’t weakened to cause breakage later.
Also need to rig a better heddle jig.
Have to open every shed. Learned that a knitting needle is good for this because it is long and smooth.
The initial attempt at crackle is deflected and weird looking and I don’t like it. To do: try again with blue tabby, research sett, potentially resley.
Tried some different tieup/treadling combinations that were better, especially the twill tieups. This may point to sett as a problem with the crackle, since I have sett for twill.
Extreme Warp Makeover
Resleyed at 20 epi. Started reading Wilson. Bumped into Extreme Warp Makeover on the web, which dovetails with Chapter 3 on treadling variations. All kinds of things about blocks and weave structure started coming together. Right when the end of the warp is in sight.
Joanne Hall finally rubbed off on me. My (real) temple arrived. I have been using a makeshift temple for the last couple of warps. The jury is still out. It is a bother and it bites. It changed the nature of the badness of my selvages to loops, although that may be more related to the stickiness of this warp. It definitely changes the draw in; I can really see a couple of sections where I forgot to put it back on. What remains to be seen is if the edges are really better or just different. Need a few more warps behind me before I know. Also might be different with cotton.
Used the fringe twister for the first time. Makes a very neat finish with the hemstitching. For future reference, Wilson has some excellent examples of different twisted fringe finishing techniques.