ellafricka wrote:Ok so I ran out and bought a size N (9.0mm) metal hook because I couldn't find an L... low and behold, I hit gauge! Still quite skeptical because of how large of a hook I'm using... here's a pic of the swatch I did, not pulled at all, just pinned into place (onto a pencil square I measured beforehand)
Any feedback would be appreciated...
Looks good! It might be a teeny bit large, but not that bad. Is the swatch easily stretched? If so, the blanket might pull out of shape, and become too large. I wonder how your swatch would turn out with the L hook you already have? Did you take a photo of that?
ellafricka wrote:also, since the ch3 count as the first DC, does this look right (I mean, it's a little "bubbly" at the sides...)
Some people prefer to just do a ch 2 at the beginning of DC rows, to make it look a little straighter. You can try that and see how it looks. If you prefer the look of it, just remember to change the beginning of any DC row to ch 2 instead of ch 3.