Lately I've been obsessed with this sweater: http://www.anthropologie.com/jump.jsp?itemID=13962&itemType=PRODUCT&iSubCat=267&iMainCat=11
. Needless to say, I'm not going to pay $118 for something I could probably make for half the price. I have altered several patterns in the past to suit my tastes and just recently wrote my own pattern from beginning to end for a sweater, so I'm confident that I can pull this off.
My problem is, I'm really terrible at estimating the amount of yarn that I'll need for a project. I'm not sure what yarn to make this in. I'm thinking DK or lighter-weight yarns would drape better than worsted weight or heavier ones. So if I were to use, say, this yarn: http://www.elann.com/productdisp.asp?NAME=elann%2Ecom+Peruvian+Quechua&Season=&Company=&Cat=&ProductType=5&OrderBy=&Count=1
How much should I buy? The big ol' cowl neck is really throwing me off. Anyone who's good at this kind of thing and can give me an estimate would be greatly appreciated.
I'm not planning on doing this for at least another month (I'm in the midst of my last semester at college right now so graduation is top priority for me), but after the holidays I plan to get down to business. Thanks in advance for all of your wisdom.