Originally Posted by cacunn
Angie I'm fairly new so take this with a grain of salt. What is the gauge in the pattern and what is the gauge that you get with your yarn and needles? If the two are equal then it should work. If the gauges are different then change needles until you get approximately the same gague.
I think that would be the easiest approach.
I have a couple of other suggestions if you can't get fabric you like using the above method.
Second easiest thing would be to measure your gauge and then see if going up a pattern size would work (this is assuming there are more sizes).
The hardest thing (and how hard it is depends on how complex the pattern is) would be to figure out your gauge and then adjust the number of stitches in the pattern itself.
I don't know if double worsted (by that I assume you mean holding two strands together) would give you a chunky weight. I'm inclined to think it would be thicker. If the yarn were DK weight, then it would probably be about right.