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EmEm Posted - 01/22/2013 : 11:24:22 AM
Can anyone tell me if I have thought this thru correctly. I am looking at knitting the "Whisper Tunic" by Kristen TenDyke. The pattern in her book uses Louet Euroflax, sportweight, 100% Linen. I am thinking of using Fibra Natura Flax, DK Weight, 100% Linen. The pattern uses 2 strands held together. If I use 1 strand of the DK Weight and get the gauge called for in the pattern, is it correct to think that I would need 1/2 the yardage? It seemed too easy, so I'm just trying to make sure I calculated right. Thanks for any help or suggestions you might have.
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Ceil Posted - 01/23/2013 : 1:38:31 PM
Definitely knit a swatch. And I agree with Sharon: consider the drape as well.

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Shalee Posted - 01/22/2013 : 5:49:38 PM
Don't forget that the change in yarns can affect the drape of the fabric.

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purlthis Posted - 01/22/2013 : 4:51:54 PM
I would check Ravelry as well, see what others have used.

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EmEm Posted - 01/22/2013 : 2:53:07 PM
I see what you mean. I think I was thinking that 2 strands of sport weight would be close to 1 strand of DK. I'll have to do the 4 different gauges to make sure it doesn't change the pattern look to much. Thanks for your input.
kbshee Posted - 01/22/2013 : 1:58:30 PM
Well technically, yeah. Are you sure you're getting the same gauge? This website says that sport and DK are pretty close together in terms of weight:

I am also wondering if you're getting gauge but getting a more open/looser fabric and the original pattern had a tighter fabric. The only way I can think of to check is to do a swatch of each and make sure the Fibra Natura looks the same as the Euroflax. Sometimes that affects the finished look of the garment.

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