Pattern calls for using two strands, want to use one
I am a fairly new knitter. I have been knitting for about three years, but tend to needlepoint during the summer months. I have a bunch of quick afghan knitting patterns. I have several questions about the patterns and am hoping that someone can help me figure out what to do.
First, I have a pattern that calls for 44 ounces, (1,250 grams, 3015 yards). You are supposed to use worsted weight yarn and use 2 strands held together to knit. The afghan measures 46" X 60" when finished. The gauge in stockinette stitch is 9 sts and 12 rows = 4".
I do not like to use two strands when knitting. So, what I would like to know is do I use the same amount of yarn or is there a formula to figure this out. The book has lots of patterns so I would like to be able to convert the two strands to just one whenever possible. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Second, I have one afghan pattern that calls for Make One--can anyone explain this in layman's terms?
I also have a pattern that calls for right and left twists. Does anyone have an easy way to explain this? Thanks so much for all your help. Susan