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    I'm thinking of making this, but according to the pattern it uses 2 strands of 4 ply held together, whenever I've done this before I've found it fiddly, would I be able to use one strand of Aran weight instead and get the same effect? The pattern seems to repeat rows until the back gets to a certain size, so as long as I get that size before carrying on will it come out OK, or am I best sticking to the suggested yarn? I can see this taking me ages and don't want to have to unravel it all!

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    http://www.garnstudio.com/pattern.php?id=3315&cid=17
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    I'd be inclined to use double knit to replace 2 x 4ply, rather than aran weight.

    If you do the generally recommended gauge check sample before embarking on the pattern you can adjust the hook size until you get the correct gauge, then you should be OK.

    Linda

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    Found this on google and Linda is right:

    You can combine 2 strands of yarn to make a thicker one, as a general guide;
    2 strands of 4ply =dk,
    2 strands dk = a heavier than standard aran
    2 strands of aran= chunky/super chunky

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    That's brilliant, thanks for that!

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    Probably a stupid question, but if the pattern requires 2562 yards of 4 ply, (according to Ravelry) roughly how much DK would I need?

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    I would have thought half the quantity if the 4 ply was going to be knitted double, 1281 yards approx but may be worth getting an extra ball to ensure you do not run out

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    That's what I thought, but wasn't sure if it was as simple as that! Cheers.

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