adapting yarn and needle sizes
Still a newbie, I have made a horrible mistake.
I ordered yarn for Xmas projects through KnitPicks. Becuase of a delivery glitch, it's taken almost a month to get to me. This was kind of troubling becuase I'm a pretty slow knitter and have lots of projects in mind. I made a horrible mistake, how do I fix it?
My scarf pattern calls for 16 sts/4" on size 11 needles. The yarn I bought is 16 sts/4" but I forgot to notice the needle recommendation, and that is based on a size 6 needle. Oh no!
As soon as I opened the package I knew there was not nearly enough yarn, but I had the right amount of yardage so I was very confused. How do I rectify this?
On one hand, I think I could order more yarn and hope it gets here on time, but I'm thinking that the pattern (even row = K3P1, and odd rows = K all) will come out tinsey weensey and will look silly and will make a very narrow scarf. Would it be better if I doubled up on the yarn and used bigger needles? If so, what size needles would I use?
I know that somewhere on this site there is a needle/yarn conversion link, but I am not able to access it (firewall), so that's no help for me.
If you can help, I'd be ever so grateful.
As my baby would say, "tinks" in advance.