Directions yarnandfiber.com Home Knitting Ideas Spinning yarnandfiber.com Ivy Brambles Cashmere Ivy Brambles Midnight Ruffles Shawl PDF Downloads Patterns Classes Poison Ivy Hat in Superwash Worsted Low Prices and Worldwide Free or Discounted Shipping, click for more information Low Prices and Worldwide Free or Discounted Shipping
Buttons 30% off through 12/17
  Information •  Events •  Contact Us  •  My Account  •  Cart Contents  •  Secure Checkout   
 Quick Find:
     Home  • Classes/Workshops  • Shop Location  • Customer Feedback  bar   Cart empty   
   SHOP   
APPAREL
BOOKS
CLEARANCE EVENT
GIFT CERTIFICATES
GREETING CARDS
HAND DYEING
INSPIRATIONS/IDEAS
NEEDLE/WET FELTING
NOTIONS
PATTERNS
PROJECT KITS
QUILTING
SPINNING/WEAVING
YARN BY MFR
YARN BY WEIGHT
MAGAZINES
FREE PATTERNS
Knitting with Friends T Shirts
Shop Location
Upcoming Events
News
Classes/Workshops
Provisional Cast-on
Kitchener Stitch
Stitch Glossary
Fiber Care
Yarn Weight
Needle Conversion
Shipping & Returns
Privacy Notice
Conditions of Use
 Contact Us
  Customer Feedback
   Links
YARN BY WEIGHT

Yarn Weight Symbol & Category Names

Type of Yarns in Category
Sock, Fingering, Baby
Sport, Baby
DK, Light Worsted
Worsted, Afghan, Aran
Chunky, Craft, Rug
Bulky, Roving
Knit Gauge Range* in Stockinette Stitch to 4 inches
27–32 sts
23–26 sts
21–24 st
16–20 sts
12–15 sts
6–11 sts
Recommended Needle
Metric Size Range
U.S. Size Range

2.25— 3.25 mm
1 to 3

3.25— 3.75 mm
3 to 5

3.75— 4.5 mm
5 to 7

4.5— 5.5 mm
7 to 9

5.5— 8 mm
9 to 11

8 mm and up
11 and up
Crochet Gauge* Ranges in Single Crochet to 4 inch
21–32 sts
16–20 sts
12–17 sts
11–14 sts
8–11 sts
5–9 sts
Recommended Hook
Metric Size Range
U.S Size Range

2.25— 3.5 mm
B–1 to E–4

3.5— 4.5 mm
E–4 to 7

4.5— 5.5 mm
7 to I–9

5.5— 6.5 mm
I–9 to K–10 1⁄2

6.5— 9 mm
K–10 1⁄2 to M–13

9 mm and up
M–13 and up

* GUIDELINES ONLY: The above reflect the most commonly used gauges and needle or hook sizes for specific yarn categories.

  Click here to view yarns by manufacturer

Lace and Fingering, Sock and Baby Weight Yarn
Lace and Fingering, Sock and Baby Weight Yarn
Sock, Fingering and Baby weight yarns have the following gauge ranges and recommended needle and hook sizes according to the Standard Yarn Weight Syst...
Sport and Baby       Weight Yarn
Sport and Baby Weight Yarn
Sport and Baby weight yarns have the following gauge ranges and recommended needle and hook sizes according to the Standard Yarn Weight System by the ...
DK and Light          Worsted  Weight Yarn
DK and Light Worsted Weight Yarn
DK and Light Worsted weight yarns have the following gauge ranges and recommended needle and hook sizes according to the Standard Yarn Weight System b...
Worsted and Aran,   and Afghan Weight Yarn
Worsted and Aran, and Afghan Weight Yarn
Worsted, Afghan and Aran weight yarns have the following gauge ranges and recommended needle and hook sizes according to the Standard Yarn Weight Syst...
Bulky and Chunky   and Craft Rug Yarn
Bulky and Chunky and Craft Rug Yarn
Bulky, Chunky, Craft and Rug weight yarns have the following gauge ranges and recommended needle and hook sizes according to the Standard Yarn Weight ...
Super Bulky Yarn       and Roving
Super Bulky Yarn and Roving
(Super) Bulky and Roving weight yarns have the following gauge ranges and recommended needle and hook sizes according to the Standard Yarn Weight Syst...
New Products For December
Prism Manhattan Yarn in Antique $15.00
Prism Manhattan Yarn in Antique
Manhattan is a beautiful yarn that moves from matte cotton to shiny nylon to shiny rayon to mat...
Knitters Pride Dreamz Symfonie Wood Interchange... $9.95
Knitters Pride Dreamz Symfonie Wood Interchange...
Dreamz Interchangeable Needle Tips for use with Knitters Pride Interchangeable Cords. Standard ...
Susan Bates Quicksilver Handi Tool $2.95
Susan Bates Quicksilver Handi Tool
The name says it all... this handy little tool is the combination of a knitting needle on one end...
Knitters Pride Karbonz Interchangeable Needle T... $17.95
Knitters Pride Karbonz Interchangeable Needle T...
Knitters Pride Karbonz Fixed Circular Knitting Needles made from High-Tech carbon fiber with tips...
Knitters Pride Nova Nickle Plated Circular Knit... $7.95
Knitters Pride Nova Nickle Plated Circular Knit...
This range of fixed circular needles covers the smaller and shorter needle sizes that do not ...
#266520 18mm (2/3 inch) Pink Fashion Button by ... $1.35
#266520 18mm (2/3 inch) Pink Fashion Button by ...
18mm Fashion button by Dill Hand Washable.
Norah Gaughan Collection Vol 4 Pattern Book $14.95
Norah Gaughan Collection Vol 4 Pattern Book
Unique summer sweaters from Norah Gaughan.
Knitters Pride Karbonz Interchangeable Needle T... $15.95
Knitters Pride Karbonz Interchangeable Needle T...
Knitters Pride Karbonz Fixed Circular Knitting Needles made from High-Tech carbon fiber with tips...
Takumi Velvet Bamboo Knitting Needles 9 inch Si... $10.75
Takumi Velvet Bamboo Knitting Needles 9 inch Si...
Takumi Velvet Speed Needles. Knit with the speed you need! Experince Takumi Bamboo Velvet Speed N...
   Facebook more  
   Shopping Cart more  
0 items
   Coupons & News   

Sign up to our mailing list to win prizes, receive coupons and the latest news!
   What's New? more  
Knitters Pride Dreamz Symfonie Wood Interchangeable Needle Tip US #10.5 (6.5 mm) Standard 5 Inch Tip
Knitters Pride Dreamz Symfonie Wood Interchangeable Needle Tip US #10.5 (6.5 mm) Standard 5 Inch Tip
$9.95
   Yarn and Fiber Happenings more  
Make Way for Buttons! Stock Up and Save 30%! Also, be Inspired by Ivy Brambles Sockscene Fingering Weight Yarn at The Yarn and Fiber Company
Hello and Happy Holidays!30% off all instock buttons!!!!    Use Coupon Code Buttons30 at c...
[see article]
New Items Arriving Daily! Check Out Whats New Today!
   Exotic Woods Drop Spindles are completely restocked - dozens of exotic hardwoods create...
[see article]
Another Beautiful (and Free) Pattern - The Ivy Bramble Spiral Galaxy Neck Cowl - Simply, Easy and Fast
Hello Everyone and Happy Fall!Now that the temperatures are starting to drop, put a neck c...
[see article]
KWF Big Needle Infinity Cowl is Warm, Soft, and a Really, Really Fast Knit on KWF US 35 12 inch needles!
I'm smiling because I am wearing the new KWF Big Needle Infinity Cowl and it is warm, soft...
[see article]
New Products Are Arriving! Today, Hand Dye Kits from Ivy Brambles Hand-Dyed Yarns!
A new product has arrived at The Yarn and Fiber Company - Hand Dye Kits from Ivy Brambles ...
[see article]
paypal   visa, mastercard, discover, amex
We accept PayPal, checks, purchase orders and all major credit cards
Low Prices and Worldwide Free or Discounted Shipping
Funky Monkey Handpaints Sock Yarn
 
Click to Add "The Yarn and Fiber Company" button to Google Toolbar
Copyright © 2014 The Yarn and Fiber Company, CYDJ Designs, Inc.