One of my friends is allergic to wool. However, some years ago I made her a pair of socks using Debbie Bliss´ Baby Cashmerino, and it was a success. No itching, at all.
This spring she has been mending after an operation and I wanted to treat her something special for her birthday.
Kai-mei is one of Cookie A´s patterns, and it reminds me of the flowers that bloom right now.
Spring green is her favorite color and this is how the fields looked a week ago.
I remembered what I had read a few weeks ago in my Teacher´s Manual 1929:
As it is important that the needles match the yarn, it is necessary for the teacher to have a needle size gauge. A small tool made of brass with holes and numbers so you can decide the size of the steel needle. Children often knit uneven because the needles have different sizes and the eye can easily deceive. The gauge tool can be bought - Here follows an address: Købmagergade 4, in Copenhagen. She continues: But at any ironmonger you can get a measurer for wooden, bone and horn needles with the odd name "skydelære" I have looked it up. It is a Vernier calliper, and it looks like this.