I want to make the Squirrel and Oak mittens from HelloYarn. The pattern calls for Dale of Norway Hauk, which I believe is a sportweight yarn. The pattern calls for a gauge of 6 sts/inch.
Since I have a limited choice of yarns here, I was wondering: Could I substitute a sockweight (Regia 4-fädig)? I can obtain the above gauge with this yarn, but the fabric will probably be less dense. Would the mittens still be sufficiently warm?
What do you think? Thanks in advance.