I changed the linen warp on my sample loom from 18 epi to 24 epi to see which sett I liked best. After this test, I think it was better at 18 than 24. Maybe partway between at 20 would be better. At 24 epi, the pattern is elongated but the plain weave is tighter.
Now I have to decide if I want to take the time to make some towels with this pick-up technique. I was thinking about doing a gamp with it along with some people in the local weaving guild. I figured I could use cotton instead of linen, and use three different colors for the warp and the same three for the warp. Now that I know I can do this, I will have to get back the the planning stage.
At one time, I did a summer and winter weaving with pink, yellow and lt. blue that looked like 6 colors, so I may do that.
My other idea was to use complimentary colors that can make the plain weave look irridescent. That could be interesting too. A lot depends on my yarn stash and whether I want to dye yarn.