View Full Version : another yarn substitution
07-07-2007, 03:29 PM
i finally found a baby blanket pattern for my bf's cousin. i already have yarn in my stash that i want to use, but it's worsted weight. the pattern calls for dk double-stranded. can i get away with this substitution?
07-07-2007, 03:34 PM
You can try it out on the needles the pattern calls for and see how you like it. Should be alright; if it's too loose a stitch, you may want to go down a needle size and CO a few more stitches.
07-07-2007, 03:41 PM
A gauge swatch is really the only way to know.
07-07-2007, 06:54 PM
Since gauge isn't all that important, I'd go with it.
07-10-2007, 12:53 AM
well, i went for it. my swatch was really close. i now have 1/9 of the balnket done and am really liking it. it will be a tiny bit smaller than the pattern specifies, but it was a little larger of a baby blanket than i wanted, so it should turn out nicely.