Astra Yarn comparible
Hey there - My mom was an avid knitter but is currently in respite after knee surgery (80 Years Old). I suggested that she knit to pass the time. The pattern she wanted to do was one she made for me over 20 years ago and I still wear, it looks great and every year I get compliments on it.
Problem! The sweater was made with Patons Astra Double Knit. I went into Michaels and she suggested I used Vanna's Choice. I dropped the yarn off to my mom but this morning googled an found that the gauge on the two is totally different.
Astra's was Approx. 121 m per 1 3/4 oz. 50 gm ball. Suggested gauge: 22 sts. and 28 rows to 10 cm on 4.0 mm needles. Does anyone know of an appropriate substitute? Thanks - I've only dabbled in knitting - Mom was so good that she could have the whole sweater done in the time it took me to do the ribbing :)