NYGH Weaver’s Tools

Charts for weavers...

Find the reed size at the top of the chart.

Read down to find the sett you want then across to find the order of sley for that reed in the far right column.

 5     6     8     9    10    12    14    15    16    18    20    24    Order of Sley
2 2 3 3 3 4 5 5 5 6 7 8 0-1  
2.5 3 4 4.5 5 6 7 7.5 8 9 10 12 0-1  
3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 16 0-1-1  
4 4.5 6 7 7.5 9 10.5 11.5 12 13.5 15 18 0-1-1-1  
5 6 8 9 10 12 14 15 16 18 20 24 1  
6 7.5 10 11 12.5 15 17.5 19 20 22.5 25 30 1-1-1-2  
7 8 11 12 13 16 19 20 21 24 27 32 1-1-2  
7.5 9 12 13.5 15 18 21 22.5 24 27 30 36 1-2  
8 10 13 15 17 20 23 25 27 30 33 40 1-2-2  
9 10.5 14 16 17.5 21 24.5 26 28 31.5 35 42 1-2-2-2  
10 12 16 18 20 24 28 30 32 36 40 48 2  
11 13.5 18 20 22.5 27 31.5 34 36 40.5 45 54 2-2-2-3  
12 14 19 21 23 28 33 35 37 42 47 56 2-2-3  
12.5 15 20 22.5 25 30 35 37.5 40 45 50 60 2-3  
13 16 21 24 27 32 37 40 43 48 53 64 2-3-3  
14 16.5 22 25 27.5 33 38.5 41 44 49.5 55 66 2-3-3-3  
15 18 24 27 30 36 42 45 48 54 60 72 3  
16 19.5 26 29 32.5 39 45.5 49 52 58.5 65 78 3-3-3-4
17 20 27 30 33 40 47 50 53 60 67 80 3-3-4
17.5 21 28 31.5 35 42 49 52.5 56 63 70 84 3-4
18 22 29 33 37 44 51 55 59 66 73 88 3-4-4
20 24 32 36 40 48 56 60 64 72 80 96 4
22 26 35 39 43 52 61 65 69 78 87 104 4-4-5
23 28 37 42 47 56 65 70 75 84 93 112 4-5-5
25 30 40 45 50 60 70 75 80 90 100 120 5

These setts are a starting point. Different brands, different twists per inch, and other factors will affect the desired fabric hand. Check your specific yarn and sample, sample, sample.

Check Handwoven's Master Yarn Chart for the many wonderful yarns not listed here.




Yarn Yards/pound Wide Medium Close

COTTON

       
20/2 8400 30 36 48
16/2 6720 24 30 36
14/2 5880 24 28 32
12/2 5040 20 24 30
10/2 4200 20 24 28
8/2 3360 16 20 24
8/4 carpet warp 1680 10 15 18
5/2 2100 12 16 18
3/2 1260 10 14 16

WOOL

       
20/2 worsted wool 5600 20 24 28
12/2 wool 3000 18 22 25
12/3 worsted wool 2160 15 18 20
7/2 wool 1640 12 15 18
2 ply tapestry warp 1040 6 8 10
3-ply tapestry warp 700 6 8 10
4-ply rug warp 560 4 6

LINEN

       
20/2 3000 20 24 30
16/2 2400 15 20 24
14/2 2450 14 18 22
10/2 1500 12 15 18
4-ply 1200 10 14 16
8/3 rug warp 836 6 12
8/4 rug warp 600 6 10
8/5 rug warp 500 4 8

SILK — spun

       
60/2 15000 60 66 72
30/2 7500 24 30 36
20/2 5000 20 24 28
12/2 3000 16 18 20
5/2 1250 10 12 15

The figures are yards per pound of the given fiber. Check Handwoven's Master Yarn Chart for the many wonderful yarns not listed here.

Size COTTON
SPUN SILK
RAYON
ACETATE
WOOL LINEN
HEMP
JUTE
RAMIE
1/1 840 560 300
2/1 1680 1120 600
3/1 2520 2240 900
3/2 1260
4/1 3360 2240 1200
5/2 2100
8/1 2400
8/2 3360 1200
8/4 1680 600
10/1 8400 5600 3000
10/2 4200 2800 1500
16/2 6720 4480 2400
20/2 8400 3000
60/2 25200 9000