I am new to the forum but have used the site before and love the talking directions in the glossary. Way cool!
Right now, I’ve found a nice pattern for a sweater for my almost 1 year old grandson. The pattern calls for sport weight yarn and my gauge got me to size 5 needles. But sport weight looks too thin to me for this pattern and the yarn choices I found were VERY UNINTERESTING. I found a nice deep red in worsted weight that recommends size 8 needles. Is it possible to use this pattern and just choose a smaller size of it (it comes in 6, 12, 18 and 24 mo. versions) to correct for the heavier yarn and larger needles? If so, if I was originally going to make a 24 month (he’s kind of a chunker and since it’s a sweater, I figure bigger is better), should I pare down to 18? 12? Or won’t this solution work?
Thanks for any thoughts. I am thrilled to have found a place to ask questions about knitting on line.