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« on: August 20, 2014 09:31:09 PM »

I'm crocheting an afghan with the SF 49er colors of Red, Black & Gold (Tan). I have already purchased the yarn. However, the Red yarn and Black yarn are in the Red Heart "4" Worsted brand; and the Gold ("Tan") yarn is in the Red Heart With Love brand. These are perfect colors. My question is whether I will have a problem using the two different yarns in the afghan. According to the 2 yarn labels, the difference in a 4 x 4 inch area is:

     Red Heart Worsted:    15 rows; 12 sc
     Red Heart With Love:  14 rows; 14 sc

This afghan will be a graduation gift for my grandson. He chose the colors. I am getting nervous because I haven't started on it yet. Any input would be appreciated. Thank you.
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« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2014 01:06:36 PM »

This is going to partially depend on whether you crochet tight or loose.

It will also depend on the pattern you have chosen.  Some patterns have a looser stitches than others or a mix of stitches that you can fudge with a bit.

The difference they stated is not very much, but it could make a difference depending on the pattern.

if you wanted to be real picky, the best thing to to is to make a swatch using their gauge (don't cut the yarn so you can re-use it!)...with both yarns and see if you like the results.

I am currently working on an afghan and am working with slightly different weight yarns using the same size hook...since I am alternating the rows, I have noticed hardly any difference at all.  At first, the lighter yarn seemed too small, but after a row of the heavier yarn, it seemed to stretch to fit and stayed there.

Sounds like you are going to make someone a very nice blanket!
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« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2014 09:37:42 PM »

Thanks for your input. That was helpful & encouraging! Well now I just need to get started.
I hope your afghan comes out great!
Thanks again!
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« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2014 05:59:34 AM »

Please be sure to post your afghan when you are done!  I always enjoy seeing the different ones people do!

I'll let you know when I post mine! Grin

Oh, and I can help you post pictures if you need to...just post in the NEWBIE section...I'll put it back in my signature or just keep an eye out for you!
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