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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.

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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...
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