I´m a newbie here and also to knitting. My question is: how do you figure out how much yarn you need for a pattern if you are not using the yarn brand specified in the pattern?
For example, I live overseas, but last summer while visiting my mother, I bought some Lion Brand Homespun yarn. I¨ve seen some patterns on the Berrocco free pattern site and am wondering how to figure out if I have enough to substitute the Homespun in the Berrocco pattern. Is there a simple way of estimating that?
I´d appreciate any help! Thanks! Karen