I have tried searching for this topic, but maybe I used the wrong wording, because I couldn't find any discussion on this. Anyway, along to the question.....
I have just started my first pattern that actually has to fit someone (a baby, to be precise).
It is my first pattern ever, that uses a slip stitch to join rounds, instead of spiralling along happily.
I found this great tutorial on the slip stitch that finally made me realize what I did wrong,
So I can finish (or actually start again) with the pattern; but I am still wondering:
Is there an actual difference between the slip stitch and the 'spiral'?
Does it look better / worse?
Is there a difference in how the 'fabric' behaves eventually (I can imagine that slip stitch makes the fabric slightly more flexible)?
Any other issues I am not thinking of?
Would the pattern that I am trying to re-create be really different if I ignored the (for me) difficult slip stitch, and just went along happily with a spiral?
I would say not, but I haven't found anything so far that suggests so. However, I haven't found anything on the contrary either.
So, what are the opinions on this?
I am still too slow in crocheting to simply 'try it both, and see the difference', because of course it has to be finished in time.
Thanks in advance for any insights in this topic,