Bomull 8/4  -  100% cotton 8/4

http://www.marks-kattens.se/stickat/garner/bianca

http://www.bastelundhobbykiste.de/en/Knitting/Sweater-Yarns/Schachenmayr-Garne/Schachenmayr-Catania-Fine.html
 

Most patterns use 2 mm knitting needles, and fingering weight yarns.

Use wool appropriate for 2 mm to 3 mm knitting needles.

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10 X 10 cm square = (3.9 inches X 3.9 inches)

27 sts X 40 rows

100% cotton 8/4, means the material is 100% cotton

The 8/4 means: These numbers tell you the weight , yardage, and number of strands in the yarn.

- the top number (8) tells the industry standard size of the warp ( an 8 single has 6720 yards per pound) ( a 1/1 yarn has 840 yards per pound.) The larger the top number the finer the single strand yarn .

-the bottom number tells how many strands are put together to make the warp - so this warp is a size 8 plied with 4 strands ( the 4 plys cuts the yardage to 1680 yards per pound) The larger the bottom number the more strands in the yarn.

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http://www.fibergypsy.com/common/needles.shtml#2mm

Some links for knitting abbreviations:

http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/knitting-glossary

http://www.craftyarncouncil.com/knit.html

http://knitting.about.com/od/learntoknit/l/bl_abbreviations.htm

http://cache.lionbrand.com/cgi-bin/faq-search.cgi?store=/stores/eyarn&dictionaryOfAbbreviations=1

http://www.knittingonthenet.com/learn/abbrev.htm

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Contemporary US size 00

Contemporary UK/US Metric size 2 mm

European Metric size 2 mm

Old US size (circa 1942) size 14

UK size 15

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USA

UK

Australia

Suggested needle (mm)

Laceweight

1 ply

2 ply

1.5–2.25 mm

Fingering

2 ply

3 ply

2.25– 3 mm

Sock

3 ply

3 ply

2.25— 3.25 mm

Sport

4 ply

5 ply

3.25— 3.75 mm

DK/Light Worsted

DK

8 ply

3.75— 4.5 mm

Worsted

Aran

10 ply

4.5— 5.5 mm

Bulky

Chunky

12 ply

5.5– 8 mm

Super Bulky

Super Chunky

14 ply

8 mm and up

       

 

 

These are the closest equivalent yarn and thread descriptions in English.

Look for yarns and threads with similar description.

Almina 8/4, 100% thick cotton 8/4

Anchor, Metallic crochet thread

Boa, eyelash yarn

Diva, eyelash brush yarn

Glamour, lightweight cotton-nylon metallic blend yarn

Jasmine, 8/4 mercerized cotton

Kim, worsted weight cotton or acrylic yarn

Love Bomull, Fingering weight yarn

Madeira Lame, Lamé or polyester metallic fingering weight cotton or yarn

Madeira Nora, lustre or metallic yarn,

Regia, sock yarn

Roma, metallic polyester blend yarn

Sorbe. nub yarn

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 2 mm needles

2 mm is the metric measurement for all of these size needles

 

Old US (Boye needles) size 0 (standard needles) and size 13 (steel dpn)

Contemporary US size 0

Old UK size 14

Contemporary UK size 2mm

 

The yarn used is different for each pattern.

On average, a 10 cm X 10 cm sample will be approximately 27 sts X 40 rows. 50 g will be approx 165 m.

Here are specific yarns used in these patterns.

 

1-Roma- 80% Viscose, 20% Metallic Polyester

28 sts x 44 rows = 10 x 10 cm

 

2-Boa Yarn (Sirdar) eyelash yarn 100% Polyester

20sts x 27rows for 10cm sq

3- Glamour Glamour or lightweight cotton-nylon metallic blend yarn 97% cotton 3% metal

4- Diva – eyelash brush yarn 95% polyamide & 5% metallic poly.

154 yds/ 50 grams 5 stitches / inch


5- Madeira Nora 80% rayon, 20% polyester, metalized
Length: 25 grams = 100 meters

6- Madeira Lamé Lamé or polyester metallic fingering weight cotton or yarn

7- Löve Bomull (same as Lřve Bomuld) Fingering weight yarn (100% cotton Mercerised size 8 / 4)

8- Regia – sock yarn 55% merino wool, 25% polyamide, 20% silk
Length: 50 grams = approximately 200 meters

9- Anchor Arista Metallic crochet thread, 80% Rayon 20% polyester met.
Length: about 100m / 25g

 

10- jasmine 8/4 100% mercerized cotton

50g per skein, about 170M

 

11- Sorbé - nub yarn 45% Polyamide/28% Cotton/27% Acrylic

Tension/Gauge: 14 sts = 10 cm (4”)

 

12- Almina 8/4 100% thick cotton 8/4

50 g = approx 169 m

13- Cassiopeia 100% Polyamid fur yarn

10x10 cm: 14sts 22 rows