Help - Stiff Warp!
Hi, I am a real beginner working on an Ashford Knitters Loom. This is my third scarf and I am proud to say that I am making a completely different set of mistakes each time!
I am allergic to all animal fibres, so am a real cotton fanatic (also silk, but I thought I would learn on cotton!)
I have warped on Butterfly Super 10 which is a mercerized cotton DK yarn showing 22 stiches for 4 inches. I warped it at 7.5 DPI.
I wanted to use the same weft, but a sample proved that it is too stiff for a scarf. It would make pretty good chain mail, I think!
Could someone advise whether a thinner cotton (8/2 or 2/8 depending if you are American or Canadian) or 5/2 or 2/5 would be softer? Or, any other ideas?