How can I tell the weight of my yarn?

What are yarn weight categories?

About Yarn Weight Categories

  • Weight 0: Lace (Fingering 10-Count)
  • Weight 1: Superfine (Fingering, Sock, Baby)
  • Weight 2: Fine (Sport, Baby)
  • Weight 3: Light (DK, Light Worsted)
  • Weight 4: Medium (Worsted, Aran, Afghan)
  • Weight 5: Bulky (Chunky, Craft, Rug)
  • Weight 6: Super Bulky (Roving)
  • Weight 7: Jumbo (Roving)

What is medium weight yarn UK?

This term originated in the US, but worsted weight yarn has become increasingly popular in the UK and other countries. Essentially, it’s a medium weight yarn that’s a versatile choice for many projects, from jumpers to mittens.

What size needles for Aran weight yarn?

Knitting needle sizes for yarn

Yarn Weight Yarn Names Metric Needle Size
Yarn Weight10 ply Yarn NamesWorsted, aran Metric Needle Size4.5 – 5.5mm
Yarn Weight12 ply Yarn NamesChunky, bulky Metric Needle Size5.5 – 8mm
Yarn Weight14 ply Yarn NamesSuper chunky, super bulky Metric Needle Size8 – 12.75mm

What size knitting needles do you use for Aran wool?

Choosing The Correct Yarn, Needle & Hook sizes For Knitting & Crochet

USA UK Needle size (mm)
Worsted Aran 3.75mm-4.5mm
Chunky Bulky 5.5mm-8.0mm
Bulky Chunky 8.0mm and above
Jumbo Super Chunky 12.75 mm and above

•Apr 6, 2016

What number is baby weight yarn?

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Yarn Weight Types of Yarn Crochet Gauge Hook Size
#2 Sport, Baby Weight 16-20 sts to 4″ on US E-4 to 7 hooks
#3 DK, Light Worsted Weight 12-17 sts to 4″ on US 7 to I-9 hooks
#4 Worsted, Aran Weight 11-14 sts to 4″ on US I-9 to K-10.5 hooks
#5 Chunky, Bulky Weight 8-11 sts to 4″ on US K-10.5 to M-13 hooks

What is WW yarn?

Worsted weight yarn is a medium weight yarn that sits in the middle of the yarn weight family. It’s thicker than sock and sport weight and thinner than bulky weight yarn. Its medium thickness means that it’s great for knitting sweaters, hats, scarves, mittens, blankets and beyond!

Is 8 ply yarn worsted weight?

Is Worsted Weight Yarn 8 Ply? No, worsted weight yarn is not 8 ply. Weight is described as the thickness of the yarn. In Europe and UK, yarn weights are often called by their numbers.

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