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Carol Lechat
09-10-2011, 12:05 PM
Hello, I was wondering if anyone might be able to help.

I have an old knitting pattern for a jumper which I would like to make again. Unfortunately when I went into my local shop she advised that she has never heard of the wool or what the equivalent wool might be. Details from the pattern are as follows:

PBN C 4974

Pair each Milward 3 mm (UK9/USA5) and 5mm (UK6/USA8) needles

Tension 16 sts and 24 rows to 10cm (stocking st)17 sts and 24 rows to 10cm (rib patt) on 5mm needles or size needed to achieve stated tension.

Can anyone suggest what type of wool I should purchase?

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Kind regards


09-10-2011, 12:23 PM
Use something that has the equivalent gauge on the 5mm needles; this would be a worsted or aran weight yarn. The smaller needles would be used for the ribbed edges on the body and cuffs and/or maybe the neckline.

09-10-2011, 10:41 PM
Try www.patonsyarn.com and see if you can order the yarn your pattern calls for.

09-11-2011, 12:04 AM
That's the US paton's site. There's one in the UK too, which may or may not still have it available.

Carol Lechat
09-15-2011, 05:27 AM
I did contact Paton who checked their records and could not find the wool or the pattern.

09-15-2011, 08:39 AM
Which Paton's company did you contact? There's 3 - one in the US, one in the UK and one in Australia. They used to be one company, but split up some years ago. They all have yarns with different names though the yarns may be similar. You may be able to find some on one of the ebays throughout the world, but I think you'll be okay if you use a regular worsted weight, or a heavier DK.