I had this great plan for dishtowels with some mystery yarn from the stash. I thought it was cotton/linen of some sort. The burn test certainly looked like it. Perfect! I only have one pound. The wpi calculations said to sley at 18 epi for twill.
I had all the math worked out and this afternoon I set to wind the warp. The more I wound the more I knew it was not cotton less linen. I think it is some kind of rayon or who knows what. It has a sheen to it and it is a bit bumpy. The next surprise was that McMorran lied and I ended up with a warp about 3 inches narrower than what I thought. No big deal. Then I realized that 18 epi means 7 end floats almost half an inch! well that is not going to work with that draft less with the yarn. So now I have a warp nicely wound on the loom 351 ends, 3.5 yards long and I have no clue of what to weave with it! The weft is the same yarn, or it looks like it....I hope. Ten ounces on the warp, 6 ounces left for weft. I spent about an hour on the handweaving.net page looking for drafs, dug out a good part of my books and I am set blank. No clue what to do with it. At this point all I know is that it is a shawl or wide scarf but what structure? It is wound on an 8 shaft loom, that gives me more options but still. Any ideas?