Hi, everyone. I am used to knitting in wool only, and acrylic is a new thing for me. However, most of my friends seem to think wool is not suitable in our area (TX), even though I’ve tried to explain the properties of wool, blah blah blah.
I’m knitting a blanket (also a first for me) that requires 5 balls (110 y. per) of worsted weight wool, with two strands of wool held together.
My questions are:
Can I substitute 2 balls of acrylic (330 yards per) for the wool and still get basically the same size, just thinner?
What is the purpose in holding two strands together? Is it just to make a thicker finished project? And is this necessary for a baby blanket (where it doesn’t actually get very cold!)?
I just want to make a pretty, light blanket. It’s a blanket I’ve seen suggested here before that has a teddy bear pattern throughout. It looks fairly simple and looks like it will give a cute finished product, but I don’t want to change too much if it won’t look right. WDYT??
TIA for any help.