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Aug 9, 2019 18:24:49   #
beaz (a regular here)
 
It is listed here:
https://www.vintageknits.com/patonsyarn.html
 
Aug 10, 2019 02:23:03   #
Jessica-Jean (a regular here)
 
Excellent find!!! Thank you for posting it.
Aug 10, 2019 07:00:51   #
mac.worrall
 
3-ply is somewhere between 4-ply and lace weight.
Aug 10, 2019 08:25:26   #
Celt Knitter (a regular here)
 
3 ply yarn is finer than sports weight, which is about equivalent to 4 ply. I knitted with it for my children when they were babies. I still have some somewhere in the stash. It's one or two up from lace weight! It does not matter too much about gauge for shawls. Here's a free Beehive booklet from from the Internet Archive. Many of these manufacturers donated their old patterns to the University of Southampton to digitize and make available to the public; there are others on there but I just found this one on a quick search: https://archive.org/details/Patons_SC50_Beehive_baby_book
https://archive.org/details/Patons_2105_Heirloom_Collection_Baby_Rugs_and_Shawls
grannybell wrote:
This hoarder has saved patterns dating to the 50's. Many are from my Scottish relatives living in the US. I want to make a shawl similar to ones my Granny wore.
I have 2 which are in bad shape from poor laundry practice and the moths having a picnic on them. Anyway, the pattern I would like to use is in a booklet by Patons and Baldwins called, "Beehive for Babies". The pattern in question is a baby shawl and calls for 7 balls (1 oz. ball) of Beehive Patonized Baby Wool. The gauge is 6.5 sts/inch on 3.5 mm needles. The yarn itself is described as 3 ply. My investigation so far has figured this yarn is sport wt but as far as transcribing yardage needed, I am stumped. Looking at similar patterns of a solid center shawl with a feather and fan type edging, 44 X 44 in., I don't find anything current. I need your help on yardage needed. I hope one of the British knitters here can point me in the right direction. Many thanks in advance.
This hoarder has saved patterns dating to the 50's... (show quote)
Aug 10, 2019 15:07:43   #
grannybell (a regular here)
 
Thank you Celt Knitter for your research. It's good to know that these old patterns are being preserved.
Aug 10, 2019 15:52:48   #
Jessica-Jean (a regular here)
 
Celt Knitter wrote:
3 ply yarn is finer than sports weight, which is about equivalent to 4 ply. I knitted with it for my children when they were babies. I still have some somewhere in the stash. It's one or two up from lace weight! It does not matter too much about gauge for shawls. Here's a free Beehive booklet from from the Internet Archive. Many of these manufacturers donated their old patterns to the University of Southampton to digitize and make available to the public; there are others on there but I just found this one on a quick search: https://archive.org/details/Patons_SC50_Beehive_baby_book
https://archive.org/details/Patons_2105_Heirloom_Collection_Baby_Rugs_and_Shawls
3 ply yarn is finer than sports weight, which is a... (show quote)
Thank you for those links!!
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