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Friday, March 14

The Great Batt Experiment 2014 - Strips Swatches

14.3.14 Posted by Vaire , ,

These are the first swatches. The resulting yarns turned out to be about fingering weight, with slight variations. The singles being the thinnest, and the 2-ply being the thickest.

The Great Batt Experiment 2014 - Strips - Singles

This is the swatch from singles. I used 3 mm needles, cast on 30 stitches, and used up all the yarn.

The Great Batt Experiment 2014 - Strips - 2-ply

This is the swatch from 2-ply. Same needles, same amount of stitches, used up all the yarn.

The Great Batt Experiment 2014 - Strips - 3-ply

This is the swatch from 3-ply. Same needles, same amount of stitches, did not use up all the yarn. There is still a bitty ball left.

The Great Batt Experiment 2014 - Strips - Swatches

Clockwise from the top left: 3-ply, 2-ply, singles, and a sample card. As far as the texture goes, I like the 3-ply the most, but I still like the singles for the colour. The singles turned out to be reasonably balanced after all, the swatch is not skewing as much as I expected it to.

I'm quite happy with the results so far. It is so interesting to see what a difference simply plying makes.