I want to do a sweater coat, buy it calls for holding 2 strands together throughout (the specified yarn is a #5 weight) AND using 26 skiens of a #5 weight wool yarn.
I cannot afford 26 skeins of yarn! This coat will end up costing me my mortgage if I need to buy 26 skeins!!!
OK. So, here’s my question.
Can I just use 1 strand of a thicker yarn? The pattern calls for a size 8mm needle holding 2 strands together, so as long as I do my swatches to match gauge, will I be ok not using 2 strands?
It’s #12 from Knit n Style Feb '09, Amaraine.