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I am planning to make the "baby's first tattoo" sweater for a friend. THe suggested yarn is Rowan 4-ply soft (100% wool). DF would like something washable and probably cooler (tho I do know that wool, being magical, can be both warm and cool when needed) since we're in Phoenix.

I was thinking of doing it in CottonEase if I can still snag some at JA this afternoon.

The gauge for the pattern (and the above Rowan yarn) is: 28 sts and 36 rows = 4 inches on size 3s.

The gauge for the CE is: 17 sts and 24 rows = 4" on size 8s.

This leads me to this question: assuming I can get gauge with the CE - should I use it? I've never seen the Rowan, so I can't compare it even in my head. Rowan does make a cotton blend yarn with the same gauge as the wool, so I can use that and am quite willing to. I'd probably have to order it (again, not a problem), but I was curious to know if the CE is even a choice. KWIM?

Consider it a larger gauge lesson for me. Or something.

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