Linen vs cotton question for first project

In anticipation of my loom pick up in April (I know), I found a wonderful pattern from an old Vav magazine. It calls for number 20 linen. I'm assuming this means 20/1 linen. I'd like to simply substitute 20/2 cotton so I'm not additng more to my 'firsts' equation. Other than sett due to differences in weight of yarn or yarnds per pound, is there anything else I should consider?


Thank you,





The number 20 singles linen made now is only useful as warp when experience and sizing come into play. You can easily substitute 20/2 cotton or 40/2 linen - both are very sturdy so you can concentrate on that first project.

As always with weaving, one step at a time.

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