My question is similar to this one, so I'm tacking it onto the same thread. I hope that's ok.
I have 2 skeins of Debbie Bliss Maya which I want to make into a bag. My thickest gauge circular needles are 3.75 mm, while the recommended size for the yarn is 5.5 mm. So I *have* to knit with my thickest straights, which are 5.5 mm. My gauge swatch was stockinette, but I thought it would be easier to do garter stitch since I have to work on straights.
So, my questions are:
1. Will using garter instead of stockinette change the gauge (dumb question)
2. Does garter stitch use more yarn than stockinette? I only have the two skeins and can't get more, so I want to maximise the mileage of the yarn. :XX:
3. Does garter felt as easy/hard as stockinette? (although I hand felted my swatch, I'll probably machine felt the bag)
Thank you reading and answering.