I'm attempting my first sweater and I have found 2 patterns that I would love to knit up. My question is. What should I do when I want to change the actual stitch? I have a book on knitting stitches and I'd like to substitute one of them instead of using the suggested stitch. How can I transition this successfully?
Also, I want to use chunkier yarn to make it more bulky. How can I do that? Meaning how can I translate the pattern to accommodate these changes?
This pattern is the Twiggy tunic from Twinkle's book and I'd like to make this slightly over sized and have the off the shoulder look be drapier, should I just knit more stitches?
I hope my question gets answered, I'd like to start these asap!