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Need help figuring yarn yardage

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I want to make a shawl that was designed for Lion Brand Microspun, a sport weight yarn. I want to use DK for it. The pattern calls for a G hook - I will probably also use a G with the yarn I'm looking at, or possibly that middle 4.5 mm size.

 

Would I need about the same yardage,  or more, or less?

 

I'm buying the yarn online, so I can't just run across town and pick up another skein if I'm short, but it's an acrylic/wool blend that I will have no real use for other than this shawl, so I don't wan't buckets of it left over either. It's also a little pricier than I usually buy, so I don't want to go overboard  :lol

 

I've never switched out weights with any yarn that I felt I really had to get the quantity right on the first guess, so I haven't paid much attention to this, and rarely if ever use DK anyway, so don't really have much of a feel for how it works up.

 

Thanks for any suggestions. I know someone here will know all about this!

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Lion Brand web site has a nice yarn guide.  If you can't find it, PM me.

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yarn weights are a range,  there are many sport and dk that can work almost interchangeable and there are others that will make your head hurt.

 

What brand and yarn dk are you llooking at?  how does it label gauge relate -

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