Our Sett Resource

 

Material

Yards/Pound

Sett

Project Specific Recommendations

16/2 Cotton

6,720

20-30

20 epi plain weave: open gauze

24 epi plain weave: drapes well

28 epi plain weave: firm

30 epi twill: drapes well

8/2 Cotton

3,360

16-20

18 epi plain weave: perfect tea towels 

20 epi twill: perfect tea towels

Combine with boucle cotton weft at 16 epi in twill for a fuzzy and super absorbent towel

Boucle Cotton

2,300

12

12 epi plain weave 

8/4 Cotton

1,680

10-16

10 epi plain weave: excellent drape

12 epi twill: excellent drape

16 epi twill: firm, lies flat

Combine with boucle in twill at 12 epi for heavy duty towels

Combine with 8/8 cotton in twill at 12 epi for chunky table runners or placemats

2/8 Cottolin

3,360

16-20

See notes for 8/2 cotton

Bamboo

3,360

18-24

18 epi plain weave: excellent drape

24 epi twill: excellent drape

Seine Twine 

(#6, #9, #12)

#6: 840

#9: 670

#12: 1,260

4-10

#6: 4-6 epi

#9: 6-8 epi

#12: 8-10 epi

Sett should be determined to cover the warp entirely for a weft facing project with a seine twine warp.

Alpaca 3/10

1,730

10-16

10 epi plain weave: drapey scarf

12 epi plain weave: more substantial scarf/blanket

16 epi twill: warm blanket or scarf with beautiful drape

Briggs and Little Heritage Wool

860

6-8

6 epi: plain weave

8 epi: twill blanket

Pair with a seine twine warp at 4-6 epi for a sturdy rug

Normandy Linen

16/6, 800 

16/4, 1200  

16/2, 2400 

40/2, 6000 

30/1, 9000 

6-10

10-14

20-24

30-36

36-40

6-8 epi plain weave, 8-10 epi twill

10-12 epi plain weave, 12-14 epi twill

20 epi plain weave, 24 epi twill

30 epi plain weave, 36 epi twill

Plain weave 36, Twill 40

Silk Noil 2 ply

2,700

18-24

18-20epi: Plain Weave

24epi: Twill

Silk Noil 4 ply

1,360

10-12

10epi: Plain Weave

12epi: Twill

Organic Cotton 3/2

1,260

12-16

12epi plain weave: super soft 

16epi twill: super soft and drapey

8/2 Slub Cotton

3,750

16-20

Same as for 8/2 cotton

Harrisville Shetland

1,800

8-12

8epi plain weave: scarf

10epi twill: blanket

12epi twill: heavy duty blanket

3 Ply Cottolin

1,136

8-12

8-10epi: plain weave

10-12epi: twill

2 Ply Merino Wool

809

6-10

6-8epi plain weave: fluffy scarf/blanket

10epi twill: blanket