We knitted three swatches, each one using 15 yards of Twinkle Soft Chunky, the same number of stitches were cast on for each and all were worked on size 19 needles.
The first swatch is knitted in the same lace pattern used in the Lacy Chunky Throw, the second swatch is worked in Stockinette stitch, and the third is knitted with cables over a background of Reverse Stockinette Stitch.
As you can see by the size of the swatches, the lace pattern yields the largest piece with the same amount of yarn. The cable panels take up significantly more yarn than the other two, and the Stockinette stitch swatch falls in the middle.
The open “holes” in lace patterns allow more space to be taken up without using more yarn.
In the cabled swatch, the crossing of the cables pull the stitches close together and allow stitches to almost sit on top of one another at the crosses.
The stockinette stitch panel neatly sets each stitch evenly next to one another and each row fits into the row below.