How do I achieve a less dense garment?

Hi, I am new to this forum and this is my first post. I hope you fellow knitters can help me.
I have a pattern I love and a yarn I love but I want the finished garment to be finer and lighter. How can I achieve this please and get the correct size?
I am using a chunky yarn, which is the correct yarn pattern.
I have adapted patterns before using my own methods and they haven’t always turned out very well! I would like to do this properly. Thanks in advance.

What are you making (sweater, scarf)?
What is the name of your pattern?
The easiest way to get a lighter look in the same pattern is to use larger needles. This will make the entire project larger and depending on what it is, you may be able to knit a smaller size or use fewer sts.

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Thanks for your reply. If I do it the way you describe, will it affect the overall dimensions of the garment? Thanks

…I mean, the proportions - will the proportions be negatively affected?

You’re really redesigning the piece. You’ll have a new stitch and row gauge. Yes, you’re going to have to consider the length, width and shaping. If it’s a sweater there are books like Ann Budd’s
The Knitters Handy Book of Patterns that may help with this.