Hello, dear readers :)
I managed to warp my loom this morning. I'm using the same pattern for both but with different colors/brands and the same number of threads.
The inkle that looks like a watermelon in the last post is made with Bernat Handicrafter Crochet Thread, 3 oz/85 grams at 371 yards. I found that this thread has a greater sheen and weaves up plumper than regular crochet cotton.
So for this inkle I used Aunt Lydia's Crochet Cotton size 10. It's actually a smaller width than the watermelon and no real sheen!
Live and learn :)
The color selection for the new inkle is really a dark lavender, light lavender, and cream. I noticed that if I were to use a more vibrant color like red, the center motifs would have a dot of color instead of receding into the pattern. Make sense?
I've got a ways to go, but by this evening it should be done. I don't have enough of the Bernat's cotton, so I'm going on the hunt. I'd eventually like to buy 2 of every color.
Hope your Monday is going well.