I’ve got a lovely old pattern for a dress for a little girl. I want to make the smallest size, for a 24inch chest measurement (that’d be 60cm). The yarn is (was) Villawool Avanti with a tension of 6 stitches to the inch (that would be 24 stitches to 10cm) on the old UK/Aust no 8 needles (I think that’s 4mm or US no 6).
So that sounds like an 8 ply/DK/sport weight? yarn, I think? The pattern says 9 balls, but I don’t know what size those balls would have been. Here most yarn comes in either 50g or 100g balls, but I think 50g is more common. (50g is about 1.75oz.) Would it be reasonable to assume I could go with 9 x 50g balls?
Thanks to anyone who can help.