Need help, should I use baby yarn or sport yarn for this pattern?
I'm not sure which type of yarn to use to make a reversible shell baby afghan. The pattern is an old Leewards reversible shell baby afghan. Originally it came in a kit with the yarn provided. the yarn included was listed as 3-ply baby wintuk 100% orlon acrylic. It required a G hook, or size needed to give gauge required. The gauge is 6 shells = 6 inches. Most of the baby and sport weight yarns I am seeing now say H hook or larger. I did see some baby softee yarn made by Bernat that did say G hook and have seen some sport yarn that also says G hook. What do you think would be best to use or would yarn that suggests an H hook be fine to use? I'd like a soft yarn which the baby softee is. Also have no idea how large the skeins where in the kit. It came with 2 colors, 5 skeins of each color and the afghan was supposed to measure 32x40 inches. I'd like to make it somewhat larger, about 38x46 inches. Is there a way to figure out how much yarn of each of 2 colors I will need?
Thanks for any help you can give me.