Sunday, May 29, 2011
Change in Huichol plans
Here's the original draft as a reminder:
I think I'm going to use 12/2 cotton in electric blue and cream. The pattern calls for 8/2 at a sett of 24 epi, which is a loose twill sett. Working with 12/2 cotton is a lot like working with 10/2, so I think I will chose a set of 30-32, which is a twill for 10/2. That means I can either use reed #8 with 4 threads per dent, or reed #10 with 3 threads per dent, or reed #15 with 2 threads per dent. From the veggie towel experience, I know that it's ok to have 3 threads per dent because they wash out. So it does leave my options very wide open!
The only thing I'm not sure about is, do I sew the panels together before I wash it? If so, I worry about the ends of the threads fraying a little bit, because I'm going to hemstitch the edges and leave a little bit of fringe like I do on my dishtowels. But maybe I could do the twisted fringe, it would be a bit longer in that case, but wouldn't fray with all the washing it's probably going to go through. I've never had problems with fraying on my dishtowels if I wash them while they are connected first and then cut them apart. But if it's a first washing, the ends look like they fray a little bit. So this is the part I will have to think about a little bit more. With twisted fringe, I might add 1 more yard to the initial warp length, just to be sure I have enough to get a grip and twist!
I'm excited to try this blanket!