My daughter and I have started weaving. I have been weaving for about a year on a 4 shaft loom and she has started recently on a Harrisville Easy Weaver loom that I found at the thrift store. This comes with an 8-dent reed with about a 7.25" weaving width. She recently decided to make up her own plaid and warped up her loom with her plaid pattern using a light green and heathered purple. She used fingering weight Pallette yarn from Knit Picks, which is a wool and is using that as her weft as well. But as she started weaving it turned out as a regular striped pattern, the plaid did not come through. Thinking that the reed was the problem I had her rewarp with two strings per dent but still it is not coming through as a plaid. As I said, I am a new weaver and for the life of me I cannot figure out what we did wrong. I thought it was an easy project for her but it has turned frustrating. I realize that I am not grasping something here that I'm sure I should already know.
Can any of you shed some light on what we should have done? Thanks so much!