So I am finally feeling confident enough in my abilities to make an attempt for the Hunger Games inspired District 12 Wrap. It is a Lionbrand pattern that calls for Wool Ease Quick and Thick. The pattern calls for FIVE balls, TWO balls (double strand) for the Cowl and THREE balls (single strand) for the Wrap. The directions say to use 2 strands of yarn for the Cowl, so I am assuming that you would make a big ball of the two yarns together to form one big ball, but I am afraid of running out.
My problem: I actually want to use Berroco Ultra Alpaca yarn instead of the Quick/Thick if I can. I need to make sure that I have enough yarn, and that I can follow the same pattern with the same needles (US13 for double strand cowl, US35 for single strand wrap).
I cannot knit a gauge swatch until I order the yarn online because there are no yarn stores near me, but the Berroco gauge uses smaller needles and creates more stitches, so I am sure that if you used US13 that the gauge would adjust and be very close to the Gauge of the Quick/Thick yarn and there are more yards in the ball to make up for the size difference in needles. I hope I am explaining this in a way that makes sense.
So, I could buy 5 balls of Quick/Thick, as is suggested in the pattern but if I wanted to knit with the Berroco Ultra Alpaca, which has more yardage per ball, would I still only need 5 balls? I am pretty sure that the difference between the two should be negligible but I want to make sure before I order.
I am hoping to order in the morning so I would really appreciate it if someone has any insight. Thanks.