Hey all! Have been a lurker, but am finally contributing. Thought it was so interesting to compare 2 different stitches in the same yarn. I'm frogging an old one to make a new one - MANLY was very important to my friend! Same guy who actually GAVE BACK the first one I made for him b/c it was too FUZZY. (He's VERY honest.) Don't worry, he was reluctant to hand over the old one, until I promised it would come back new and improved.
Scarf on the left was f/2 yrs ago, when I only knew garter stitch - one on the left is WIP: blanket moss stitch. Very interesting, nubby stitch pattern, and the scarf is now a bit stiffer in feel, not as supple, but warmer (he'll need that as he's moved f/NC to NYC). What I found fascinating is that the new one has a much more heathered appearance (can y'all see it?), so besides the nubbiness it has great depth of color now as well.
Will be making a cap as well, but not sure if it'll be in blanket moss stitch - maybe a little TOO nubby, might try plain moss or seed stitch to complement.
Thanks for all the input on these threads! This site and threads have helped me out IMMENSELY, being the only knitter I know...