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EmEm
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Posted - 01/22/2013 :  11:24:22 AM  Show Profile Send EmEm a Private Message  Reply with Quote
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.

kbshee
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Posted - 01/22/2013 :  1:58:30 PM  Show Profile Send kbshee a Private Message  Reply with Quote
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:
http://community.knitpicks.com/page/1984936:Page:8101

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.

kim in oregon
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EmEm
Warming Up

Ireland
87 Posts

Posted - 01/22/2013 :  2:53:07 PM  Show Profile Send EmEm a Private Message  Reply with Quote
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.
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purlthis
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Posted - 01/22/2013 :  4:51:54 PM  Show Profile  Visit purlthis's Homepage Send purlthis a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I would check Ravelry as well, see what others have used.

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Shalee
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Posted - 01/22/2013 :  5:49:38 PM  Show Profile  Visit Shalee's Homepage Send Shalee a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Don't forget that the change in yarns can affect the drape of the fabric.

Sharon in NW PA
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Ceil
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Posted - 01/23/2013 :  1:38:31 PM  Show Profile  Visit Ceil's Homepage Send Ceil a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Definitely knit a swatch. And I agree with Sharon: consider the drape as well.

Ceil
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