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« on: March 03, 2008 04:26:25 PM »

While I had a layover in Philly, I did some shopping with a good friend that picked me up from the airport (I had a 5 hour layover- what else was I supposed to do?). I picked up some vintage knitting and crocheting patterns, and I'm really excited to start on one. 
For the "Lacy Evening Sweater" it calls for super fingering, 3-ply yarn. Granted, the booklet was published in 1965, but can I assume that they want me to use fingering weight yarn? The gauge it gives for size 4 needles are 6 sts = 1 inch, 19 rows = 2 in if that helps anyone.
I really want to get started on this sweater, so if anyone can help, that would be great!   Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2008 04:49:43 PM »

Check vintage knits.  Sometimes you can find info on older yarns there.  The 3-ply is probably a more accurate way to search.
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« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2008 05:43:52 PM »

Thanks! I actually found the yarn under medium weight. I guess now I need to figure out which (sport/DK/Wt) I need to use.   Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2008 06:06:29 PM »

cool.  I had guessed DK, but didn't want to assume. Smiley
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