You either love them or hate them.
What is the importance of taking the time to make one? Why can't I just do the project?
Swatches are important for a few reasons, especially to new loomers.
- With swatches you can determine the best yarn thickness for the loom you want to use. For example, by doing a swatch on a smaller gauge loom, like the All In One, with a bulky type yarn you will find out that you may not want to use a bulky yarn--that the project works up harder and more tight. Or you may simply need to change the stitch you use with the yarn. The same goes with a thinner yarn on a bigger gauge loom.