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YARN WEIGHTS

It is important to note, that not all yarn weights are created equal between brands, or even within the same brand. For example, you may have a yarn labeled 4 (worsted weight) in one brand that is not congruent with another 4 (worsted weight) in another brand. This is why it is critical to check gauge when following a pattern, especially when making a wearable garment. Missing the step of ensuring gauge is correct, can easily result in a project turning out too large or too small. For more information on gauge, check out this blog post.

YARN WEIGHT
NAME
TYPES
KNIT GAUGE
(4"/10cm) in stockinette
CROCHET GAUGE
(4"/10cm) in stockinette
PLY
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Jumbo

Jumbo, Roving

0-6 stitches

0-6 stitches

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Super Bulky

Bulky, Roving

7-12 stitches

7-9 stitches

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Bulky

Chunky, Craft, Rug

14-15 stitches

8-11 stitches

12 ply

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Aran

Worsted, Afghan, Aran

18 stitches

11-14 stitches

10 ply

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Worsted

Worsted, Afghan, Aran

20 stitches

11-14 stitches

10 ply

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DK

DK, Light Worsted

22 stitches

12-17 stitches

8 ply

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Sport

Sport, Baby

24-26 stitches

16-20 stitches

5 ply

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Fingering

Sock, Fingering, Baby

28 stitches

21-32 stitches

4 ply

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Light Fingering

Fingering, 10 Count Crochet Thread

32 stitches

32-42 double crochet stitches *

3 ply

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Lace

Fingering, 10 Count Crochet Thread

32-34 stitches

32-42 double crochet stitches *

2 ply

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Cobweb

Fingering, 10 Count Crochet Thread

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32-42 double crochet stitches *

1 ply

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Thread

Fingering, 10 Count Crochet Thread

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32-42 double crochet stitches *

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