Combining Boucle and 8/2 or 8/4 Cotton
I have a sett question. I am going to weave a bath towel. I want to use cotton boucle for the weft and cotton for the warp. I want to weave as wide as I can on a 36″ loom so I am thinking of weaving a 2/2 twill pattern. My question is, which cotton 8/4 or 8/2 – what should the epi be? When I look at the yarn info for boucle it only gives the epi is the boucle is the warp. I thank you in advance for any help you give me. I see your tea towel pattern is 8/4, I also have been looking at a pattern from the another site that uses 8/2 cotton.
We do towels with 8/2 cotton for the warp in 2/2 twill sett at 16 epi with Boucle for the weft….they are wonderful. You can use 8/4 cotton if you want a heavier towel with Boucle for the weft. You would get the best drape if you sett it at 14 epi for a 2/2 twill by using a 8 dent reed sleyed 1-2-2-2. If you don’t have an 8 dent reed you could sett it at 15 epi in a 10 dent reed sleyed 1-2 and only beat 13-14 ppi.