I was hoping to make a sweater for the first time and wanted to use this pattern as it seems relatively at my level of knitting (hopefully haha). https://myfavouritethings-knitwear.com/collections/english/products/sweater-no-14-v-neck-eng
It calls for 1 strand of Knitting for Olive merino and 2 strands of mohair held together to get a gauge of 16 sts x 21 rows.
This combination of yarn with the amount I’d need for the sweater is a bit above my budget so I wanted to find something else I could use to knit up instead but I’m having a tough time.
I was wondering if anyone had any good affordable and accessible in the US substitutes for the Knitting for Olive merino and mohair yarns?
OR can I substitute an aran/worsted weight yarn that just hits the gauge knitted as one strand? With this option, the pattern calls for ~1000 m so do I still shoot for 1000m of a chunkier yarn?
Sorry if this is confusing, I appreciate any input and please let me know if I can clarify anything further!