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Old 10-09-2012, 09:06 AM   #1
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Knitting With Snowflake, Do I need to change the pattern?
I really need a hat for winter and I'm desperate to knit one with my Sirdar Snowflake yarn (it's black and sparkly and oooooooooooh soooooooooo nice!).
I came across a pattern and knew it was perfect.

I'm worried that because the yarns are so different I may have to alter the pattern and I don't want to waste my yarn.

Do I need to change the pattern or is it ok???
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:09 AM   #2
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Can you give us the name of the pattern, or a link to it if it's online? That will help us answer your question.
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:10 AM   #3
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I wanted to but because that was my first post I couldn't.

http://www.darngoodyarn.com/pattern/...rn-winter-hat/
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:16 AM   #4
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What weight is your snowflake? Looks like it comes in DK or Chunky. Since you have the yarn, knit a sample on about 20 sts and see if you get close to the gauge for the pattern which is 3 sts per inch, and if that's too loose or too tight a knit. That's the main criteria for subbing one yarn for another - will it knit up right for the pattern.
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:22 AM   #5
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ok it says 'ultra light fashion chunky' on the front of the label and on the back there's a little diagram which will make more sense to you than me lol.

top: 10x10 cm
left: 19 rows
right: 4x4 ins
bottom: 14 sts
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:27 AM   #6
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Okay that's the chunky yarn; the diagram says that you'll get 14 sts and 19 rows in 4". That should be okay with the pattern gauge, just try it and see.
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