Originally Posted by bailsmom
The pattern calls for 16 sts & 24 rows = 4" using size 9 needles.
4"=18 stitches on size 8 needles
Just curious: what difference does it make if the ounces are the same?? I'm still learning that's why I ask.
well think about mohair and cotton. You could have an ounce of sugar and cream cotton and have almost no yardage at all...however an ounce of mohair is going to be a LOT more because mohair hardly weighs anything. you are going to want to sub yarns that are at least close in gauge so that you can get to the right gauge for your pattern.
when they are talking about weight they aren't really talking about the actual WEIGHT of the yarn. they are talking about fingering, worsted, bulky, etc.
there are patterns that will tell you how many ounces of a yarn you need instead of yards and i find that to be a complete PITA because it doesn't really tell me how much unless i want to do some seriously high math ya know.
That being said, you can probably get pretty close with the yarn you are looking at since the pattern yarn says 4 stitches per inch on size 9 and the sub yarn is 4.5 per inch on 8s. I would think that going up to that size 9 needle on the sub yarn will probably get you to the right gauge.