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I find that some yarn I want to use seems to look best at 11 epi –– by the way, thanks for the sett thing from Halcyon in the current issue –– and I wonder whether I should add a thread to a 10 epi reed or skip one space in a 12 epi reed to arrive at 11 epi.  Or maybe it doesn’t matter which I do…


––Judith Rosenberg

Hi Judith.

Good question, and I’d say neither. It’s not really good to make a distribution that is so disproportionate in that one dent (the one with more or the one with fewer). My guess is that a better move would be to sley an 8-dent reed 2-1-1-2-1-1-2-1; 2-1-1-2-1-1-2-1, etc. That way, the extras are more evenly distributed. Otherwise, a noticeable warp stripe will occur where the threads are more crowded.

Let me know if you try it!

Thanks for writing,


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