[color=brown][b]I got a great afghan book at Wal Mart of all places … “The Big Book Of Quick Knit Afghans” by Leisure Arts … has 24 afghans … well quick for MOST but maybe not quick for me since I spent most of my knitting life ripping stuff out … I have yet to complete anything.
For an example, this one is 46 x 62 … calls for 33 oz of worsted weight yarn (940 gm or 2,170 yds) … and they all call for the same size needles … a 29" circular needles size 17 (12.75 mm) or size needed for gauge … it says “afghan is worked holding two strands of yarn together” so does this mean as it says? You knit it double?
Second question … I don’t want to make that heavy of an afghan because I know it will be heavy to ship and my mom is in a seniors home and doesn’t like anything heavy on herself but I know she’d love something lighter weight, but I like the design … can I make it in single strand and use a smaller needle and still achieve the same pattern? I’ve never seen any needles in 12.75, the largest I have is a 10.
What’s the best way to do this pattern so it comes out roughly the same size (give or take a bit) … if I work the pattern as it says with say 8 mm needles and a worsted weight or chunky yarn in single strand?