I am working with a vintage pattern that calls for "Sirdar Majestic Wool 3-ply" yarn. I don't think this is produced anymore. How do I go about finding out what the weight and fiber was of that yarn so that I can find a substitute?
Knowing the gauge the pattern calls for would help as you can then look at the ball band or info provided online to see if it's similar. I'll leave suitable substitutes to people who know more about the various yarns.
Wow, that would be a really fine yarn, if that is right.
Someone should invent a tool on the internet where you punch in your guage and it tells you what the weight of the yarn is so you can find a substitute. Or maybe that has been invented already?