High quality 12.5cm Swedish stainless reeds available in standard lengths to fit Ashford table looms.
6, 8, 10, 12 16 dpi (25, 30, 40, 45-50, 60-65/10cm) and in varying lengths 30, 40, 60, 80, 97cm.
Tips from Carlé
How to choose your reed:
2,5 dpi – Best for super bulky yarns that have a wrap per inch of 5
5 dpi – Best for bulky yarns that have a wrap per inch of 10
7.5 dpi – Best for worsted yarns that have a wrap per inch of 15
10 dpi – Best for dk yarns that have a wrap per inch of 20
12.5 dpi – Best for Sock weight that have a wrap per inch of 25
15 dpi – best for lace weight yarns that have a wrap per incl
How to determine wraps per inch:
You can use the Ashford yarn gauge
(or any other yarn gauge) to determine the number of wraps per inch. You wrap your yarn around the 1 inch slot and count the number of times the yarn goes around to give you the number of wraps (threads) per inch. The trick is to wrap gently – don’t stretch the yarn or tension it or wrap it tightly – a stretched yarn will become thinner and give a false result. Make sure the each thread is lying right next to it’s neighbour with no gaps and no bunching up.
How to calculate the number of ends required to achieve a good sett:
Just halve the number of wraps if using cotton, bamboo, wool, alpaca etc. For angora you must divide the amount of wraps by 3 and for Mohair you must divide the number by 4 . Of course, this will only give you an approximation, a guide, a starting point and you might want to sett the yarn closer for a dense fabric or further apart for a looser fabric, but it will help you select the right size reed for your loom.