I don’t know how many of you other crafters swatch, but I find them extremely important in my design making, especially when it comes to design submissions. After I’ve knit up the piece at least once, changed needle sizes or stitch counts to suit the fabric, etc, I’ve got all these little pieces of fabric lying around.
If I go back to a swatch from ages ago (or even a week, heck, let’s be honest) I may not remember exactly what size needles I used, or the fiber content of the yarn. I use these little white tags to keep track of this information so I can refer back to it later.
Do you swatch? What do you do with them after they’ve served their initial purpose?