I’m in the UK and I’ve been asked to knit a shrug from a vintage pattern.
The pattern is an American one and dates back to 1951 (yes, 1951!!)
The wool it recommends is Tuxedo Brand Angora and the American size needles are 5 and 10 (standard).
I know which English needle sizes I need and I also know that American dress sizes are different to ours, so I’m fine with that part.
What I’m not sure of is the equivalent in English wool, bearing in mind it is such an old pattern.
I’ve been to my local shop (where my friend works) and we’ve looked at all the wools, the one that we think is nearest to it (or could be) is a Cashmere, Angora, Merino mix.
Has anyone got any idea of a suitable alternative or would that be ok ?