Good afternoon everyone,
I'm about to start knitting an afghan for the first time. My pattern says to use worsted weight yarn (33 oz,940 grams, 2170 yards) and use circular needles size 17 and I have to hold two strands of yarn together. They don't mention what type of yarn to use like cotton, wool etc.. I really like the wool-ease yarn from Lion Brand and it's worsted weight yarn but I don't understand when it says 4 ply. The gauge for my pattern is :
In Stockinette Stitch, 9 sts and 12 rows= 4"
With the Lion Brand Wool-Ease the gauge is :
18 stitches x 24 rows = 4" (10 cm) on size 8 (5mm) needles
So if I want to use the Lion Brand does that mean that I have to use only 1 strand instead of two?
I'm a beginner and I'm confuse with all the different types of worsted weight yarns.