Sorry to go a little off topic but I just watched Irvins video and hope he reads this and can respond.
I liked that you did a cross string unwoven, woven 1 ahead, and woven as a hard weave and i was amazed at the tension lost when doing a hard weave. Is there any chance you could re do that test and pull the hard weave twice to see if the friction could be pulled through on the first weave?
I learned this watching YUlite and is something that I practice for every hard weave I pull and I'd like to know whether i'm just wasting my time or not?
"I knit with fence wire for a living" .... its as exciting as it sounds.