I’ve decided to knit a sweater for my FIL for Christmas and I’ve found the perfect pattern:
The pattern calls for Patons Classic Wool, but I want to use Knit Picks Wool of the Andes. Patons comes in 100 gram balls and Knit Picks is in 50 gram balls. The size I need to make calls for 11 Patons balls so naturally that would mean 22 Knit Picks balls, right?
That just seems like an awful lot for a small-ish sweater. He’s the same size as DH and the simple sweater I made him only took 10 balls of Wool of the Andes. Would the cables in this sweater really explain the need for [I]twice[/I] as much yarn? Or did Knit Picks make their balls smaller since November? They’re the same price as before so I can’t really see them being half the size they used to be.