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    The tension given is "7 sts. to 1 inch". I think thatīs the gauge? So itīs more of a trial and error thing?
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    7st to 1in is a modern fingering, which is typically a US 1-3 (2.25-3.25mm). I typically use a 1 for ribbing and 3 for stockingette on vintage patterns using fingering weight yarn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kamikat View Post
    7st to 1in is a modern fingering, which is typically a US 1-3 (2.25-3.25mm). I typically use a 1 for ribbing and 3 for stockingette on vintage patterns using fingering weight yarn.
    Agreed! I'm using a US 3 (3.25mm) on my current project which states 7 stitches to the inch as well. Good luck!

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    Perfect, thank you ladies
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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Dahlia View Post
    I posted some knitting patterns on my blog today of 1930s bed sweaters. Check it out (pic below).



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    I'm working on the top bedjacket (the shurg type). And by working I mean figuring out gauge *boooooring*.
    I am using good yarn (100% Peruvian Highland Wool) so hopefully it turns out all right *fingers crossed*
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    I'm not sure if there is a similar chart posted farther back, but I found a chart that compares old UK and old US sizes with current US & metric ones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MissLaurieMarie View Post
    I'm working on the top bedjacket (the shurg type). And by working I mean figuring out gauge *boooooring*.
    I am using good yarn (100% Peruvian Highland Wool) so hopefully it turns out all right *fingers crossed*
    Maybe there is something in the magazine about gauge, which I failed to scan. Let me check!
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    A sweater from 1930s instructions in bamboo/wool. So very soft (I'm almost done with a cardigan from the same type).

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColeV48 View Post
    A sweater from 1930s instructions in bamboo/wool. So very soft (I'm almost done with a cardigan from the same type).
    That is so lovely! What a gorgeous shape. (And I love your shoes!)

    I finished the 1930s bed jacket I posted about above. It's cozy and slouchy and has a new home at my office.

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    Very nice! Like the tie detail and the cullottes and shoes show it off perfectly.

    How did you find the tension working with bamboo/wool? I'm curious as I've not used it before myself.

    Quote Originally Posted by ColeV48 View Post
    A sweater from 1930s instructions in bamboo/wool. So very soft (I'm almost done with a cardigan from the same type).
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