This sample uses #10 Belgian linen yarn at 30 epi. It is woven on a jack loom, which is not ideal for linen. The pattern is a basic 2/2 twill.
To help with fraying, I sprayed the heck out of my warp chains with laundry starch. For the actual yardage, I’ll use a solution and dip the chains right in.
It’s rough and starchy coming off the loom, but it washes up nicely. It’s still a lot coarser than the usual linens I buy, but the price of finer linen yarns are much higher (I haven’t found anything at less than double the price of this yarn, and that’s for a #12).
I did the samples in a 2/2 twill, but I’m wondering if I should do it in a herringbone instead. I left enough sample warp to rethread the heddles and try it out.