Hi Everyone, I know close to nothing about knitting but I am having a friend knit something for me. I’ve selected a pattern I like but am wondering if I can substitute the yarn called for with the yarn I would like.
Pattern: Calls for 3 skeins of 138 yard, 50g, 100% bamboo yarn. That’s about 420 yards of yarn weighing 150g. The gauge, as far as I can tell, 30 rounds at 25 stitches for 4x4", on size 4 needles.
Yarn I’d like to use, Superior by Filatora Di Crosa, 70% Cashmere, 30% silk, 6 stitches per inch = 24 stc/4", on size 4 needles (I think). A separate review at Knitter’s Review said 30 rounds for 4" is about right on size 4 needles. Comes in 330 yard skeins, each weighing 25g. 420 yards would be roughly 31g.
I’m under the assumption that gauge will determine the sizing/look of the item, and that the gauges here match… am I correct?
Having the exact pattern/detail is not important to me.
The major difference is the weight difference; 150 grams vs about 30 grams. Is that a problem? I know that the garment will obviously have a different feel and drape differently, but that’s what I am looking for. Will the pattern work, will the result look ok, with the different weight?
Next, after matching the gauges, do I simply need to buy the same amount of yarn the pattern calls for? In this case, the roughly 420 yards?
Is there anything else I should consider, besides Gauge, Weight, and Yardage?
Thanks everyone in advance for your help!