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I have a beautiful pattern for a double knit afghan. It calls for worsted weight yarn. However it is coming out way too thick for my taste. I have ordered some Caron Simply Soft Light to subsitute but I am now concerned about the size it will end up! I ordered the same amount of yarn that the pattern called for in the worsted. will I need more yardage to make this? HELP!!
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You might have to be satisfied with a smaller afghan. You will need to use smaller needles. The double knit technique requires a snug tension to hide the other side. Since there is a defined pattern, you cannot just add stitches. This afghan will still be heavy and very warm as it is knit in two layers.
 

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I had not heard of the Caron Simply Soft Light either so I looked it up - it is a light worsted weight, a #3 - regular worsted is #4 here in the US. The Light may work up in a different gauge than the regular worsted weight yarn.
 
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