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His and Hers textured sweaters II

Pattern ID: Patons 9148
Wool brand: Ariel Triple Knitting
Yarn quantity: 11-14 (2oz balls)
Sizes: to fit 34 - 44 inch chest (6 sizes)

Wool weight: Triple Knitting/Aran/Worsted
Needle size: 6mm, 4mm and 3¼mm
Tension (10x10cm): 17sts x 22 rows on 6mm needles over stocking stitch

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Textured sweaters in a twisted rib stitch resembling cables.
"Triple knitting" yarn appeared in all the main manufacturers product lines in the 1960s; although more or less an Aran or worsted weight it did not seem to become popular enough to gain the traction in the UK to replace double knitting as the standard yarn.