Pattern recommends worsted but...

... I would like to make a thinner, lighter version of a classic cardigan. How do I go about converting the yarn amounts and sizing? I'm thinking about DK yarn which is pretty much available everywhere in the UK and loads of different colour options.

It would be my first attempt at adjusting a pattern like this so all advice and recommendations, hints / tips welcome.



Asplund's picture

You could try knitting a larger size - I once managed to knit a Medium sweater by following the Large instructions but with thinner yarn and needles than in the original design. (I knitted a swatch first to check my gauge.)
When it comes to figuring out how much of a particular yarn to buy for a project I usually check the amount given in instructions for similar garments and then add an extra skein to be on the safe side.