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    Quote Originally Posted by Farmer Jones View Post
    This has me totally confused. Are the pleats 8 inches deep?
    A bit less than 5” deep each:



    Here’s one pleat pulled open:



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    My Lochcarron Strome Robertson has a fairly large sett - you’ll note the waistcoat (in a lighter weight) is a bit smaller though.

    Steve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StevieR View Post
    My Lochcarron Strome Robertson has a fairly large sett - you’ll note the waistcoat (in a lighter weight) is a bit smaller though.

    Love those hose! Where did you get them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by McCracken140 View Post
    Love those hose! Where did you get them?

    Knitted for me by https://www.sallypointer.com/

    Twenty pounds a pair, great quality, huge range of colours. Only caveat - she tends to knit them a bit long, so you might want to check and have her adjust the length to suit you.
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    Maclennan Tartan
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    What's interesting is how many tartans shown here have large setts but at first glance seem to have ordinary setts.

    It's because they're a normal-sett-size design that happen to have a single fine line that only appears every other repeat of the sett, in effect.

    Visually and superficially what my eye sees as the "apparent sett size" is defined by the pattern of black squares or windowpanes.

    StevieR, I love how your waistcoat has a smaller sett, it's just like how they do it in the army.
    Last edited by OC Richard; 4th May 19 at 07:32 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OC Richard View Post
    What's interesting is how many tartans shown here have large setts but at first glance seem to have ordinary setts.

    It's because they're a normal-sett-size design that happen to have a single fine line that only appears every other repeat of the sett, in effect.

    Visually and superficially what my eye sees as the "apparent sett size" is defined by the pattern of black squares or windowpanes.

    ...........

    I wonder, could you attempt to explain what you have said, above, to this artistic numbskull please?
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    An example

    Quote Originally Posted by Jock Scot View Post
    I wonder, could you attempt to explain what you have said, above, to this artistic numbskull please?
    Here's an example of what he means. If you look at the Smith tartan that ShaunMaxwell posted, the sett is large because the yellow and red stripes alternate. If you changed the red stripes to yellow (or changed the yellow stripes to red), the sett of the new tartan would be half the size.
    Trying to look good on a budget.

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    Macdonald of the Isles Weathered Hunting.

    It is a 9" Sett.



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    Some nice, bigger settings shown in this thread but not necessarily large IMO. The OP did not define what he meant by a large sett, standard kilt-weight settings are around 6-7 inches these days but were much large in the past. Steve has pointed out that some setts, particularly those based on the 42nd tartan, itself originally a plaid sett, are often in the 12 inch range. For me, to qualify as a large sett then it would have to be at least 12 inches. That said, some simpler tartans, such as Wallace or Rob Roy, could qualify at a smaller size, perhaps 8 inches.

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