My name is Martha, and I have been knitting for about 6 months now. I learned when I was 5 (my Mom was a knitting instructor at the YWCA), but it took me almost 30 years to get back to it. Fall/Winter is quickly upon us here in Columbus, Ohio, so I am anxious to start some warm projects!
Up to now I have only made very simple projects, but would like to try a sweater. My problem is that the yarn I like has recommended a size 17 needle and the pattern calls for a size 13 needle. Can I still make this pattern? Will I need to get more yarn than the 700 yards the pattern calls for? Will the sweather turn out too big if I use the larger needles? Can I just use size 13?
Sorry for all of the rambling questions in a row!!