Did you end up finding out more on M & O’s and sett? I’ve never woven M & Os but have looked online a bit, and from what I can gather, since there’s actually quite a bit of plain weave, if you had a closer sett, would it make the plain weave section tighter? I looked up your pattern, it’s quite lovely by the way! I like to weave towels on the more open setts, for example, plain weave I’ll use 18 epi for 2/8 cotton and 22 epi for a lot of twills. Let us know what you’ve come up with as I’m quite interested now after looking up this pattern 🙂
Hi. Sorry for the delay in responding but ‘life’ got in the way. I’m in the process of winding the warp. After thinking about the sett for a while, I came to the same conclusion as you to go with 20epi. I’ve done cottolin in a plain weave @ 20epi in the past (with a 10 dent reed) and got a nice, drapey (sp?) result. A little firmer than 18epi for PW, but hopefully good with the M&O structure.
I’ll keep you posted on how it all goes. And if I figure out how to add an image, I’ll do so.