Vintage Yarns

Vintage Yarn Information

Digital vintage crochet and knitting patterns call for vintage yarns that are most often discontinued so information about the yarn used helps to find a current yarn to substitute. I always recommend doing a gauge test before starting to be more certain.


Yarn Brand – NameYarn WeightYarn Fiber
Unit Weight – YardageGaugeNeedle – Hook Size
Aunt Lydia’s Heavy Rug YarnBulky100% Polyester
70 yds – 39 grams14 sts = 4 inchesUS 10½ – 6.5 mm
Bear Brand BabyfairFingering100% Wool200 yds – 29 grams28 sts = 4 inchesUS 2 – 2.75 mm
Bear Brand Win-KnitWorsted100% AcrylicUS 8 – 5.0 mm
Bear Brand Win-SportFingering100% Acrylic200 yds – 57 grams28 sts = 4 inchesUS 4 – 3.5 mm
Bear Brand Winsom
Aran100% Acrylic18 sts = 4 inchesUS 9 – 5.5 mm
Beehive AngoraSport100% Angora7 grams – .25 ozUS 10
Beehive Baby WoolLight Fingering100% Wool207 yds – 28 grams34 sts = 4 inchesUS 2½ – 3.0 mm
Bernat Berella ‘4’Worsted100% Acrylic216 yds – 100 grams18-20 sts = 4 inchesUS 7-8 – 4.5-5 mm
Bernat Berella Fingering 3-PlyLight Fingering60% Acrylic, 40% Nylon185 yds – 29 grams32 sts = 4 inchesUS 3 – 3.25 mm
Bernat Berella SportspunDK Double Knitting100% Acrylic150 yds – 57 grams22 sts = 4 inchesUS 3 – 3.25 mm
Bernat Blarney-SpunAran100% Wool18 sts = 4 inchesUS 7-10 – 4.5-6 mm
Bernat Boucle de LaineLight Fingering71% Wool, 29% Rayon32 sts = 4 inchesUS 2 – 2.75 mm
Bernat Danish BulkyBulky70% Polyester, 30% Wool50 yds – 56 grams3 – 4 sts = 1 inchUS 11 – 8.0 mm
Bernat KrystaBulky90% Acrylic, 10% Nylon85 yds – 57 grams14 sts = 4 inchesUS 10 – 6 mm – 4 UK
Bernat Nylo SportsSport50% Nylon, 50% Wool24 sts = 4 inchesUS 5 – 3.75 mm
Brunswick CoolspunDK Double Knitting50% Acrylic, 50% Linen22 sts = 4 inchesUS 6 – 4.0 mm
Brunswick FairhavenFingering100% Wool185 yds – 28 grams28 sts = 4 inchesUS 3 – 3.25 mm
Brunswick GermantownWorsted100% Wool220 yds – 100 grams20 sts = 4 inchesUS 8 – 5.0 mm
Brunswick PomfretSport100% Wool24 sts = 4 inchesUS 5 – 3.75 mm
Bucilla FriskyHeavy Worsted
Bucilla MelodyWorsted50% Acrylic, 50% Mohair100 yds – 28 grams20 sts = 4 inchesUS 8 – 5.0 mm
Bucilla MultiBaby Sport
100% Acrylic24 sts = 4 inches
Bucilla ParadiseFingering78% Other, 22% Nylon88 yds – 28 grams28 sts = 4 inchesUS 4 – 3.5 mm
Bucilla PerletteSport100% Acrylic24 sts = 4 inchesUS 3 – 3.25 mm
Bucilla ShamrockAran100% Wool18 sts = 4 inchesUS 8 – 5.0 mm
Clark’s CronitaThread100% Cotton200 yds (183 m)
Coats & Clark’s Knitting WorstedWorsted100% Wool4.0 sts = 1 inchUS 8 – 5.0 mm
Columbia Minerva Marcelaine-VelveenFingering71% Wool, 29% Rayon28-36 sts = 4 inchesUS 1-3 – 2.25-3.25 mm
Columbia Minerva Nantuk Sweater & AfghanFingering100% Acrylic120 yds – 1 ounce
Columbia Minerva NantukAran100% Acrylic4 sts = 1 inchUS 10 – 6.0 mm
Columbia-Minerva SkylarkSport50% Nylon, 50% Wool200 yds – 58 grams24 sts = 4 inchesUS 5 – 6
Columbia-Minerva TropicaleFingering100% Nylon Tricot100 yds
Corticelli ThistlebloomFingering100% Wool28 grams
Dawn Sayelle YarnWorsted100% Acrylic215 yds – 99 grams18 sts = 4 inchesUS 8 – 5.0-5.5 mm
J & P Coats Knit-Cro-SheenThread size 10
100% Cotton
150 yds – 45 grams33-40 sts = 4 inchesUS 0-1 – 2-2.25 mm
Nomotta FestiveLace100% Wool195 yds – 28 grams32-34 sts = 4 inches
Patons Baby Pure Wool 3 PlyLight Fingering100% Wool32 sts = 4 inchesUS 2½ – 3.0 mm
Patons Beehive Craft YarnBulky100% Acrylic50 grams (1.76 oz)
Patons CapstanAran100% Wool18 sts = 4 inchesUS 6-7 or 4-4.5mm
Patons Carefree Baby SayelleLight Fingering100% Acrylic34 sts = 4 inches
Patons Husky Chunky KnittingBulky100% Wool14 sts = 4 inchesUS 10 – 6.0 mm
Pingouin Multi ConfortableBulky45% Wool, 45% Acrylic, 10% Mohair77 yds – 50 grams15 sts = 4 inchesUS 5-6 or 3.75- 4 mm
Pingouin Super 4Sport100% Wool165 yds – 50 grams26 sts = 4 inchesUS 2½- 4 – 3- 3.5mm
Reynolds Icelandic TweedBulky100% Wool120 yds – 100 grams14 sts = 4 inchesUS 10 – 6.0 mm
Reynolds LopiBulky100% Wool110 yds – 100 grams3.25-3.5 sts = 1 inchUS 10-10½ – 6-6.5 mm
Reynolds Mohair No. 1Lace91% Mohair, 9% Nylon16-17 sts = 4 inchesUS 9-10½ – 5.5-6.5 mm
Reynolds ParfaitSport79% Acrylic, 21% Nylon120 yds – 30 grams24 sts = 4 inchesUS 4 – 3.5 mm
Reynolds PoemesSuper Bulky85% Wool, 15% Nylon55 yds – 40 grams12 sts = 4 inchesUS 10½ – 6.5 mm
Spinnerin Deluxe 4-PlyWorsted100% Acrylic5-6 sts = 1 inchUS 7 – 4.5 mm
Spinnerin GermantownWorsted50% Wool, 50% Nylon20 sts = 4 inchesUS 8 – 5.0 mm
Spinnerin Irish FishermanWorsted100% Wool275 yds – 114 grams20 sts = 4 inchesUS 8 – 5.0 mm
Spinnerin Marvel-TwistWorsted100% Wool20 sts = 4 inchesUS 7 – 4.5 mm
Spinnerin MonaSport100% Wool170 yds – 50 grams26 sts = 4 inchesUS 4 – 3.5 mm
Spinnerin PippinSport100% Wool6 sts = 1 inchUS 4
Spinnerin SabrinaSport100% Acrylic165 yds – 50 grams24 sts = 4 inchesUS 5 – 3.75 mm
Spinnerin StartimeSport88% Acrylic, 12% Metallic193 yds – 40 grams24 sts = 4 inchesUS 5 – 3.75 mm
Twilley’s Stalite No.3 Soft CottonFingering100% Cotton155 yds-57 grams30 sts = 4 inchesUS 2 – 2.75 mm
Unger DollySport100% Acrylic170s yds – 40 grams24 sts = 4 inchesUS 3-5 – 3.25-3.75 mm
Unger FisherknitBulky100% Wool74 yds-2 ozUS 10/10.5 – 6.0/6.5 mm
Unger NanetteWorsted100% Acrylic49 grams (1.73 oz)20 sts = 4 inchesUS 10 – 6.0 mm
Unger RygjaSport100% Wool280 yds – 100 grams20-28 sts = 4 inchesUS 2-4 – 2.75-3.5 mm

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