Hi everyone, I hope I’m posting this in the right place. I’m fairly new returning to knitting, managing okay (ish) but I don’t have much confidence swapping out yarns in patterns. I tend to follow rules
I wish to knit the Purl Soho half and half triangle wrap which the pattern suggests the Linen Quill yarn which is 50% highland wool 35% alpaca and 15% linen. I’d like advice on swapping this due to a few reasons:
I live in the UK so delivery time and shipping cost is a consideration
I’m knitting it for my daughter who lives in Australia, so wish it to be light and floaty and don’t really need warmth.
I have wool in my stash that I like, my daughter would love the colours I have and I’d like to use it if possible (can’t believe I’m already got a stash - obviously addicted!)
The replacement wool is Malabrigo, fingering sock yarn, 100% Superwash Merino Wool.
I have spent some time looking at other people’s projects for this pattern on Ravelry but can’t really see anything that answers my question. There are people that have used other fingering yarns but as I say it’s a confidence thing with me and I’m not confident enough to think ‘oh I’ll see how it turns out’!
Thank you for reading