A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Did you know you can view all images posted by a member? Learn how here!
Total Members: 303,158
Currently Running With Scissors:
574 Guests and 17 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

  Show Posts
Pages: [1]
1  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: 3-Hour Sweater Knitalong: dare we hope? on: December 19, 2006 07:57:49 AM
One thing to consider - this sweater is NOT knit on modern size 10 needles.  A pattern calling for this particular yarn from the 1930s would be using the older "British" needle size system.  In it, a 10 would be comparable to a modern 3.5mm, roughly the equivalent of a modern US #3.  You can find a chart detailing the equivalences among the various needle size schemes here:


Also, if you're looking at the sweater I think you are, it may be an early version of the Three Hour Baby Sweater.  Which speedy modern knitters can complete in about 3-5 hours of knitting time exclusive of finishing.  Even if it is an adult sweater (which I find unlikely to be described as being able to knit in 3 hours on US #3s), do the math, dividing the stitch count by suggested gauge to get measurements.  You may find that the piece (as is typical for vintage knits) is sized VERY small compared to modern garment sizes. You may need to redraft part of the pattern if you want to make something larger than a modern size women's #8.

Best of luck with this interesting project.  I'll be reading along to follow your progres.
Pages: [1]

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Watertown South Dakota County Fair
The Relish Cooking Show Watertown
Different Nut Butter Spreads
Southern Heritage BBQ Restaurant
The Relish Cooking Show Dublin Georgia
Latest Blog Articles
Craftster Quickies: How to Make Spooky Halloween Decorations
Craft Challenge #110 Announced - Halloween Costume Contest!
Tute Tuesday: Witch Hat Fascinator

Comparison Shopping

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2015, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.