Seeing my forlorn looking loom sitting empty has finally prompted me to haul out my little black book of yarns.
The Orlec yarn weaves similarly to Tencel and both are of the same 2/8 grist, so I knew that a simple twill pattern would suit the yarn perfectly.
I have woven this 8 shaft undulating twill before and it really lent itself to the insertion of the slub line. After looking at the slub I decided to use it doubled to maximize the slubbiness....is that even a word?
The pattern and the size that I chose needs 420 ends at 20 ends per inch to give 21 inches in the reed; of which 411 are Orlec and 9 doubled ends are slub.
The funny thing is that the lovely rayon slub that was my feature and what I wanted to use from my stash sort of faded into the background. In all I only used 48 yards in the warp and you can’t even see where I’ve been on the cone.