I found this interesting article that gives some explanations of typical materials that we see mentioned in older patterns. Here is an example:
- Andalusian: In between fingering and sport weight (try a four-ply Shetland wool, also
called “jumper weight” by Jamieson and Smith, a modern firm that produces
wool for retail sale.)
So check out this site...there are lots of interesting things here for reenactment fans as well.
Have a safe weekend...Irene is coming.
Freebie: Make a silk lamp shade-Ruth Wyeth Spears pattern from 1937