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10-25-2007, 01:53 PM
The pattern calls for 93 yds of a certain yarn which I believe is worsted. However, I want to sub Brown Sheep Handpaint Originals (http://brownsheep.com/ho.htm) which is only 88 yards. Is this possible? Will I have to modify the pattern? Or can I use a different needle size?

Thanks! :)

10-25-2007, 02:01 PM
You could go up a couple needle sizes but CO less sts to make it the same size.

10-25-2007, 02:20 PM
Just a little warning i have not made it yet but many people says to cast on 80 stitches because it will be so big whit 120 stitches,when i will make mine i will use 80.

10-25-2007, 02:24 PM
Yep, they've used anywhere from 80-100 sts for the CO, and many did less repeats of Row 5 so it wouldn't be as wide.

10-25-2007, 10:56 PM
Thanks for the advice, ladies!! Suzeeq, I knew you'd weigh in on this. I actually thought about just pm-ing you all my knitting problems so no one else would have to know what a moron I am! :lol::lol:

10-25-2007, 11:48 PM
No don't! Someone else may have the same problems and be too shy to post. Think of all the others you'd deprive of my sage advice.... :teehee:

10-25-2007, 11:53 PM
Excellent thinking!! :rofl: