Moving beyond samples
When I plan a project, I alwys leave enough warp to do a 6-8" sample at the beginning. I am planning on doing the same and want to make placemats. I am thinking they will be nice and thick on the table and have 4 nicely finished edges. Plus, you can flip them over when one side is dirty and the other is clean and get more wear time. So, sample and then placemats.
Now, what yarn. I am leaning to 8/2 cotton because it softens up so nicely when washed and it takes a beating andl, most of all, I have lots of colors to choose from. So, off to the Weaving Calculator here on Weavolution and start planning.