Posted by: mamas2hands | March 9, 2017

Swatching Experiments

Today I have been making swatches for my Playing with Triangles Shawl class this weekend at the Longmont Yarn Shoppe.  These are to show my students what a difference changing the size of hook can make to your fabric. I used Ella Rae Cozy Worsted for my swatches.

Swatch #1 I used a 4.5mm size hook. Swatch #2 I used a 5.5mm size hook. Swatch #3 I used a 6.5mm size hook.

I think I will make a fourth swatch, since I wasn’t completely happy with how the fabric came out in swatch #3. I’m actually going to go down half a millimeter in size to see if I like that fabric better.


Responses

  1. This is one of the things I love about crochet – it can turn out so different with just the slightest change of hook size or yarn type. It’s brilliant!

  2. This is an excellent thing to go over with students – when I first started crocheting I didn’t think that it mattered that much if it was just a few mm off – needless to say I had some very interesting textured/shaped blankets – not interesting in a good way! LOL

    • LOL! Yes, sometimes we have to learn by our projects going a bit awry. I hope you kept those projects or at least photos of them, that way you can look back and appreciate how much your skills have grown.

      • Oh my, most of those were long before you could take pictures with your phone. The images are burned into my brain though LOL!!


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