I know that for a good yarn I'm going to pay, but I don't want to break the bank. I have been looking for yarns in the same gauge and found some on Elann... This one and this one... anyone ever used either? In your opinions, do you think they would be an ok substitute?
Also, I see mention of some of you knitting this in the round. Is there an easy way to calculate cast on stitches I would need?
Thanks, and I'm glad to be here!