Doubling Up The Yarn

My pattern calls for chunky yarn. the yarn I brought home is thin, so I doubled it up. How will this affect the outcome? What do I need to do to get the size I want?
The pattern calls for a cast on of 71 stitches to knit a size small. Should I follow the instructions OR do I need to change the number of cast on? IF SO, how do I manage the rest of the pattern?

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Nov 10, 2016

by: Ratchadawan

First check to see what the given gauge is. Then knit a small swatch of your doubling yarn to see if it's close to the pattern. You can just knit about 10 - 15 stitches and 3-4 row, just enough to get some idea. Measure to see how many sts you have in an inch then compare to the pattern. If you're knitting something like a blanket or a throw, you won't have to worry too much about an exact size. If you were to make a sweater or a project that need exact measurement, you will need to adjust your needle to get gauge you want.

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