I’m a newbie at knitting. My daughter wants an afghan and she’d like 2 colors in it but doesn’t want blocks or stripes of color. I’m thinking she might like the look of two colors knitted together to get a varigated effect.
My question is… if I was going to knit the afghan with ONE strand on a size 8 or 9 needle, do I go up in needle size to do a double stranded project? I don’t want it to be too loose and “holey” but I don’t want it to be so thick and hard to work with that I can’t handle it either!
I’m not really going to be working off of a true pattern. She wants the basketweave/block kind of design and I’m getting the basic pattern off of an afghan my mom made. therefore gauge isn’t all THAT important.
Also, am I setting myself up for frustration? Is it a lot harder to knit with 2 strands at once? I finally got my tension sort of consistent with ONE strand.