Paternayan / Colonial is a wonderful 3-ply, long-staple Persian wool suitable for needlepoint, knitting, felting, embroidery and antique rug repair. This item is sold in 1/4 lb Hanks (167 continuous yards) or by Strands 8-Yards (sold as 10 32″ individual strands). We are stocking all colors as they become available (100 to 972). You can use our shopping cart or call us at 816-746-6164 (11:00 to 5:00 Tu – Sat) please call or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org (More details and photos, below) if you need assistance.
Old to New Paternayan color chart (Click to View)
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Paternayan / Colonial is one of my all-time favorite yarns because it is SO versatile. It comes in 415 colors broken into gorgeous gradient ranges of 5 to 7 colors. It can be used for knit, crochet, needlepoint and felting. And – the coolest thing of all – it is a 3-ply strand that can be knit as worsted, sport or lace weight, or needlepointed on canvases from 10 to 18 mesh just by choosing one, two or three plies. If I am ever stranded on a desert island, I hope some Paternayan will float ashore!!!
Paternayan / Colonial is a wonderful 3-ply, long-staple Persian wool suitable for needlepoint, knitting, felting, embroidery and antique rug repair. There are 418 colors in the Paternayan selection and we stock all colors in 1/4 lb skeins (167 continuous yards). We also sell Paternayan by the strand (32″) in a minimum quantity of 10 strands per color. We’ve included photos of the Paternayan color card to help you choose wool for your projects. Choose your colors, calculate the amount you’ll need, and then make your order. If you need assistance with any part of your order, please give us a call at 816-746-6164 or send an e-mail to email@example.com
Needlepoint: If you are using 3-ply Persian for a needlepoint canvas, then you need to calculate the proper number of strands for each color. The following instructions and table (at the bottom of the page) explain how Paternayan Persian Yarn covers the various canvas sizes.
Determine how much yarn you need as follows:
Measure the number of square inches of each color used in the canvas (we usually add 10% to 20% for the extra yarn it takes to start and stop a color). Measuring the various colors is the most difficult part and is easier if you use a template that is 1″ by 1″. Move the template around the canvas determining the total square inches of each color. Multiply the number of square inches for a color times the length of yarn needed to cover 1 square inch of canvas (from the chart below) then divide the total length of yarn by 32″ (the length of one 3 ply strand) – this equals the number of strands you need to cover this color. If the number of plies on the chart is less than 3, divide the number of strands by 3 and multiply that number times the number of plies used for the canvas size, from the chart below. Finally increase the number of strands by 20%.Quantity to cover 1 square inch of canvas
|Canvas||# of Plies||Length to cover 1 sq. in.|