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Old 10-09-2010, 09:41 PM   #1
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I just found a vintage hat pattern and it calls for Dritz Belastraw tubes. Has anyone heard of this and if not is there a comparable yarn I could use.
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Old 10-09-2010, 09:47 PM   #2
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Hi everyone.

I just found a vintage hat pattern that calls for Dritz Belastraw tubes. I cannot find anything about this being available.

Does anyone have any idea what kind of yarn could be used in place of this.

I await a reply. I think this will be a difficult one.
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Old 10-10-2010, 08:47 AM   #3
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Does the pattern give a guage? I mean, does it say you should get 7 stitches to the inch or something similar?

If not, what needle size does it say to use and how many stitches do you cast on?

Oh, and can you post a link to the pattern or even just a picture of it? If we can see the general shape of the hat, along with the needle size and stitches to cast on we have a better chance at helping you with a yarn substitute.
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I am looking for the same information.

shall i email the pattern to you?

I would be grateful for the help

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Old 01-25-2011, 05:38 PM   #5
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I think it may be some type of yarn.. It seems to only be in vintage patterns and I think the tube is the way it came. The gauge on this pattern is 5 st to the inch.
http://books.google.com/books?id=21d...0tubes&f=false
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it may be a stawlike yarn, fairly thin maybe a bit wide. i have a patter that calls for this also. That is what i think it looks like from the photo for the hat and purse
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I don't think it's available anymore so you two will have to find an alternative. Go by the gauge on your pattern when choosing and then do a swatch.
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:57 PM   #8
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I just now was looking for the same information. I don't even remember Dritz making yarn, so it must have been a long time ago. The vintage crochet pattern I was looking at had a matching purse and hat (so cool!) and used a size 2 hook. In working backwards, I figure this must have been about a size 5 thread, like Knit-Cro-sheen, which is still available. This would be a category 1 yarn, super-fine.
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Belastraw was a type of yarn commonly used in purse making, because it was made from a sturdy, synthetic material. It came on a cardboard tube, similar to a cone, but without the tapering. I wonder if small diameter macrame cord would be at all comparable? Every so often, I think Belastraw comes available on Etsy and eBay.
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