Hi Jenny, Can you please advise on what is the best size (dpi) reed to use with 5/2 weight cotton for making cotton tea towels? Thanks.
Thank you for your question
You will be looking at either the 12.5dpi or 15 dpi dependant on the finish you are looking for. Note the bigger the DPI the tighter your yarn is going to be.
Please see below a useful guide to help users decide on which dpi is right for them.
2.5dpi (10/10) - recommended for 14 ply, fleece rub, fabric weaving, art yarns
5dpi (20/10) - recommended for 12 ply, fleece rug, fabric weaving, thick yarns
7.5dpi (30/10) - recommended for 8ply, double knit, novelty yarns most projects
10dpi (40/10) - recommended for 4ply yarn
12.5dpi (50/10) - recommended for fine 2plys, cottons, silk etc.
15dpi (60/10) - recommended for fine 2plys, cotton, silk etc.
Hope you find this information useful.