A bit of my design thought process.
- I’m knitting one thing at the moment, but I’m considering how to make a variant that will combine knitting and crochet. Here’s some of how my thinking has been going (while I’m knitting, mind).
- Okay, so this part is garter stitch and that part is stockinette. I think the garter would look nice replaced by crochet.
- But crochet tends to be thicker than knitting, so would the two parts sit side by side nicely?
- Garter stitch is thicker than stockinette; is crochet thicker than garter stitch? In other words, would #2 matter?
- But this yarn is worsted weight and I generally don’t personally care for crochet done in worsted weight. (Note: this is a matter of personal taste, I know. My design process, not suitable for everyone’s consumption. 😉
- Contrast colors in different weight yarn? (A thought set aside for later contemplation).
- This yarn has four plies, could I unply some of it and turn it into twice as much two ply yarn?
- Too much work. Not enough time. This is a giftmas present as well as a design sample. (This thought also set aside for later contemplation, along with a million and a half other such thoughts left over from other projects.)
- Hey, wait, rather than split a thick yarn, how about using a thin yarn for the crochet and doubling it for the knitting?
- When doubled, isn’t fingering weight yarn doubled about the same as worsted weight?
- If in doubt, swatch!
I have rummaged in my stash and have found some fingering weight yarn. Tonight, I swatch!