It’s been quite some time since I’ve been on here, but I’ve decided to dust off my needles and give knitting another go. I’ve been searching for a simple, easy to knit blanket that I can use my set of 12 balls of the same yarn for. I found a promising pattern that I want to modify, but wanted a more experienced hand to critique my modifications.
Here is the pattern: https://www.knitpicks.com/patterns/Knit_Beginner_Blanket__D55732220.html
Basically, the pattern calls for worsted weight yarn, and the yarn I want to use is “3 Light” which, I believe is DK weight. The reason I want to use this yarn is because I’m in love with the color (It’s Missoula from Debbie Macomber’s Blossom Street Collection Wild Meadow), and the yarn is so soft and comfy feeling it’s basically asking to made into a blanket. I don’t plan on creating stripes, just making the blanket one solid color.
Would the pattern still work with this weight of yarn, or would I have to scrap the idea? If I can use it, would it make for a smaller blanket overall than the pattern says? If so, would adding a few cast on stitches extra to the pattern fix this?
What are your thoughts and ideas?