Again thank you for the information.
The intent of this question was "why make it hard on the knitter?" I can trace links, web search and convert from "A to B" with the best of them. But, I spend to many hours during the day working on computers doing searches for work and then trying to simplify this for others to want to do this at home when I am trying to have fun.
[SIZE=5][COLOR=blue]So; Note to pattern designers and publishers:[/COLOR][/SIZE]
I for one will not use a pattern that does not include a length measurement. The yardage may be in addttion to grams, ounces, pounds, kilograms or metric tons, but if yards, meters, hectometers, miles or kilometers are not included I will pass it over.
This may be a convention but I for one belive it does a diservice to the knitting public.