I love how the stitch appearance is determined by the yarn you choose. Sometimes it blurs or softens, from what I see in the dictionary. In other cases I might choose a crisper more tightly spun yarn and the stitches pop more than they did in the yarn chosen for the dictionary.
Sometimes I use a stitch exactly as it is, pairing it up with other stitches and borders.
|This is the stitch dictionary photo.|
|This is my version in a tweedy yarn.|
In other cases I take the stitch and modify it in some way using the "what if I..." question to develop ideas.
|This is the stitch dictionary photo|
|This is my version in a darker colour yarn.|