No yarn listed on pattern


#1

I have an older pattern that has no yarn listed. It shows needle size and stitches and length to knit, but no yarn is specified. Does this mean I an use any weight of yearn?


#2

What is the name of the pattern? What size needles does it recommend?
Does it give a gauge or sts/inch? Another way to figure out gauge is to divide the number of sts in stockinette across the chest by the measurement across the chest.


#3

There is no name on the pattern. Just cardigan. no stitch gauge stitches per inch is 6. That is all the information.


#4

OK, sts/inch is a stitch gauge and the pattern suggests the needles to use. There’s a table that helps with that information.
https://www.craftyarncouncil.com/standards/yarn-weight-system

Six sts/inch is a sport or baby weight gauge. You can search online for yarns in that weight. I like Webs, Love Knitting or KnitPicks but there are many, many yarn sources perhaps including a local yarn shop near you.

Here’s the result of a search for sport weight at Webs. for example.
https://www.yarn.com/categories/sport-weight-yarn
You can further refine the search for the fiber or features like machine washable if you wish.


#5

Thanks for your help. I will check those out.