It's allowed me to experiment more with my yarns, and the fabric that I can create.
I've been doing a lot of swatching as a result. In fact, whenever I get a new yarn that I want to test on the machine, I make a standard swatch.
I cast on 40 stitches with e-wrap, knit 40 rows as a specific tension, and then cast off. I tag my swatches, measure the gauge, weight and size.
4-ply Acrylic.I expect to use this yarn for experiments with texture and cables.
2/14nm 70/30 yak hair/wool. Scrumptiously soft. I will be writing more about using this to make a light cardigan, I hope.
Some labeled swatches. 2 of them are hand-knitted.
I will be reporting on my experiments with tension in a few days, I hope.