I bought the pattern for the easy v-neck glampyre pattern that earthchick posted about here
She said that the yarn used in the pattern (Cascade Pastazza) is a heavy worsted, and that she used a chunky yarn to get the stitch gauge (14sts/4").
I need help though! I don't have access to a whole lot of yarn locally, and very rarely do I work with anything thicker than a regular worsted. I don't even know where to start. I reallly prefer machine washable and my budget is rather limited.
P.S. I am not opposed to acrylic blends.