I’d like some opinions on which yarn to use…
I want to knit this pattern:
The pattern suggests using four strands of very expensive yarn, which sounds like a recipe for disaster to me!
I’m thinking I can probably handle two or even three strands (as I love the Navajo 3-Ply technique). Having done the maths for length and yarn weight I’ve come up with the following two options:
Drops Kid Silk:
Drops Brushed Alpaca Silk:
Both of these yarns have a very similar composition to the yarn suggested by the pattern and they both look like they’ll be lovely to work with.
My question (finally!) is… what is the difference in appearance between knitting with 2, 3 or 4 strands? The yarns I am considering are both quite “fluffy” so I’m thinking that the difference wouldn’t be that noticeable. Am I right?
Any and all suggestions / opinions gratefully received!