When I realized how easy and quick this pattern was, I decided to do a little thread experimenting to see how the different sizes of threads looked using the same pattern. I made 4 bookmarks:
From Left to Right, the threads used are:
Perle Cotton, Size 12
Lizbeth 'Carribean', Size 40 (same size as perle cotton size 12 - a couple extra stitches)
Krystledawne's 'Be Mine', Cebelia Size 30
Blue Variegated Crochet Cotton, Size 20
It's very hard to show the thread size difference in my photos, but it's helpful to me to see the differences using the same pattern. I can see that perle cotton size 12 seems to be about the same size as Lizbeth size 40. (I made the bookmark in Lizbeth size 40 a little bit longer, or it would have been the same length as the perle cotton.) The cebelia size 30 is just a smidge larger, and the size 20 cotton seems really big and bulky. All of them make for nice bookmarks! (Guess what everyone is getting in their birthday card this year?) I definitely think this pattern looks better in 2 solid colors vs. a variegated thread - don't you? I'm still trying to figure out what types of patterns look good with variegated thread and which ones don't.
This is the perle cotton size 12 on the left, Lizbeth size 40 on the right:
and here's the Cebelia size 30 on the left, crochet cotton size 20 on the right:
(I can't seem to get the lighting on my camera just right, so everything is dark and yellow. Ugh.)
It's fun to experiment when time permits. Obviously, my spoiled canines (Taffy and Ruby) think I've been spending entirely too much time tatting. Don't they look unloved and ignored? Such sad, deprived looking canines.