Hello everyone, l hope you are all well. We have all had covid after us isolating at home since this viral strain emerged. Praise God my Daddy who is 93 was the least affected and he is healthy, fit and completely recovered. The kids were violently sick for 2 days. I coasted along after a very bad first night. My youngest said he kept waking me as l was shivering and my teeth chattered so much , he thought l was going to bite my tongue or chip teeth. Anyway, totally flat and no get up and go, it’s just going to take time.
Now, my knitting question.
Jamieson and Smith jumper weight yarn is 2ply, quite expensive and l own very little of it. I am on a tight budget as l am a single Mama.
Holst Supersoft is 4ply, quite good value for money and l own a decent amount in a wide range of colours.
The vast majority of my knitting is Christmas gift knitting, and maybe because lm a process knitter l tend to knit slowly.
The items l would like to knit for gifts are Norwegian and Latvian fingerless mittens, cowls, tams and fishermen keps. Also lm a beginner colourwork except for a few pairs of socks where l just made up the design. The Christmas gift knits lm choosing are simple and in books like, “Knit like a Latvian,” “The Nordic knitting primer,” two free patterns from Fine Fettle Yarns, a beautiful free cowl pattern by Jean Floŕes which she designed specifically for beginners participating in the Woolly Thistle colourwork accessory kal which has just started and the Balvonie Bonnet which is a free pattern by the Woolly Thistle designed specifically for this kal. I feel the Balvonie Bonnet is outside of my colourwork skills at present.
My question is
Can l substitute Jamieson and Smith 2ply jumper weight with the 4ply Holst Supersoft or will the extra plies in Holst have an effect. Of course l shall swatch with stockinette in the round, then continue to swatch in the colourwork pattern to see if l need to change needle size or go up a needle size,( ie. increase needle size by 0.5mm).
This is all completely new to me and l would be so grateful for any advice.
Thank you, Lorna