I did gauge swatches; the gauge given in the pattern is 4.5 st/in, and 6.5 rows/in. My gauge for Aurora 8 is about 4.24 st/in, and 6.34 rows/in. The gauge I got for the Andean Silk is 4 st/in, and 4.95 rows/in. Looking solely at gauge, the Aurora 8 would be a better choice, right? But, fiber-wise, what would be the best idea? Would a sweater out of Aurora 8, which is 100% merino be too hot, and would it work out to match the intended feel of the sweater, out of alpaca silk, or would it be too different for the pattern? How much do I need to change the pattern with my different gauge? Which yarn do you all think?
Also, is this coherent? I'll try to clarify if needed.