If, like me, you have lots of old knitting patterns that give the quantities of yarn required in ounces rather than grammes, you may be a bit confused about how much you will actually need – I know I can never remember
Here is a useful guide that I found in Modern Knitting from July 1972:
|No. of ounces||No. of 50g balls||No. of 100g balls|
For example, if the pattern says you need 15 ounces, look in the left hand column for 15 and you can see that you would require 9 x 50g balls or 5 x 100g balls.
Of course this is only a rough guide as a lot of the yarns used in the old patterns are now discontinued so you would have to use a substitute. You can usually guess at the yarn type by checking the pattern to see what tension number was used. For instance, 4ply(UK) is usually knitted at around 5 or 6.
I doubt that this table will be of much use to most of you but I’ve posted it here so that at least I should be able to find it when I need it!
Talk to you later,