Help. I have wool touch of alpaca by lions brand. It says to use 4.5mm needles. I have a simple vest pattern for heavy worsted wool using 8m. Needles. Is it possible to use the same wool on the 4.5. I don’t know how to choose stitch amount or should I look for a vest pattern using that Weight of wool.


What is the name of your pattern?
You can knit a gauge swatch with your needles. See if you can get the pattern gauge and whether you like the knit fabric. That’s going to be more important than the recommended needle sizes on the yarn and the pattern.
If you can’t get gauge, then it would be best to look for a new pattern (or find the correct yarn for the pattern you have). An advanced search on Ravelry will allow you to enter these details.


thank you. its probably best I start from scratch. maybe I can find a vest pattern for the wool and needle size. Fingers crossed