View Full Version : So i was shopping today:

11-04-2006, 08:55 PM
And I found eleven 50 gram balls of Vasa Lisette.

I am assuming, since I don't read German that Reine Schur-wolle is wool?

It's a superfine 3 ply laceweight? , fingering weight? (finer than "baby wool") .
It's abeautiful jade green colour, and obviously was cleared out of somebody's stash. it was six dollars altogether, and i can't resist a bargain!

Any ideas for a project?


And I put the penny in for scale ....

There's also the same weight in synthetic in another brand in cream ... anyone heard of Conchita or Crylor?

Jan in CA
11-05-2006, 12:05 AM
ELEVEN balls for $6?? That IS a deal! No idea on a pattern, but what a cool find!

11-05-2006, 12:14 AM
hrmm....is there anything that looks like gauge info?

You might want to try this site to see if you can translate anything on the label. :shrug:


nice color and what an excellent bargain.

11-05-2006, 07:08 AM
If it's wool, it will probably have the woolmark symbol on it.

11-05-2006, 07:35 AM
"reine Schurwolle" means "pure new wool".

Gauge Info: there is probably a little chart on the label, telling you how many stitches and rows per 10 cm. The needle size will be the european - but NOT the british size. I have a table here and can give you the US size if you need it.

10 cm = 3.94 inches.

If you need anything from the label translated, just let me know. Since I live in Germany (and therefore buy german brands) but am learning through this website I'm getting pretty good at figuring out the similarities and differences in german & american wool labels.

11-05-2006, 01:14 PM
Thanks hamburgKnitter: The label also says Fien Cable and the knitting needle suggestion is for a Number Two? (There's a picturte of needles with a 2 next to them.)

I'm guessing from the look of the label that this stuff was made in the late seventies of early eighties.

I was actually thinking about a vest, longish, in lace, over a steel gray satin lining ... which means I'd have to learn about design....


And JAn: that's measly canadian dollars, too!

11-05-2006, 03:28 PM
Thanks hamburgKnitter: The label also says Fien Cable and the knitting needle suggestion is for a Number Two? (There's a picturte of needles with a 2 next to them.)

You're welcome! A european size 2 is a US 0. I don't know what "Fien Cable" means, though. It must be a proper name or description, because neither word is german! "Fein" means "fine" or "delicate", but "Fien"...dunno. :??

11-05-2006, 06:31 PM
If you try WPI (wraps per inch) that will also give you a ballpark range of the yarn weight and what needle to use with it.


Just wrap it around a ruler to see how many times it goes around to make an inch in width.

11-05-2006, 08:41 PM
"Fein" means "fine" or "delicate", but "Fien"...dunno. "

"Fien" means I don't type very well. :oops:

11-06-2006, 03:35 AM
I would think that "fien cable" is the "name" of the yarn maybe?

You know, like Bernat "Matrix" or "Illusion" or "Disco".

If it is referring to the "type" of yarn, it might mean a "thin cable yarn". A cable yarn is a type of yarn that is twisted on itself in a more complex way than the usual twist.

Here is a page about spinning "cable yarn" for hand-spinners. It makes a thick yarn. Your yarn could have been made from threads cabled together like that to make a thin yarn.

11-07-2006, 12:05 PM
Thanks Shandeh, it is a cable twist .. it looks like a teeny version of the pictures in the link.

So, what to do, what to do ......

Any ideas on an open front vest pattern in a lacy sort of fabric?