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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.

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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...
New Products For March
Plymouth Yarn Encore Worsted Yarn in Colorway 4... $6.00
Plymouth Yarn Encore Worsted Yarn in Colorway 4...
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Cheeky Sock Bag - 132
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Plymouth Yarn Super Bulky Encore Mega Yarn - 9601 $6.00
Plymouth Yarn Super Bulky Encore Mega Yarn  - 9601
Super fast, super soft, easy-care Encore Mega meets your Super Bulky needs!
#360337 45mm Fashion Button by Dill $3.29
#360337 45mm Fashion Button by Dill
23mm Round Fashion button by Dill Washable and dry cleanable.
Herveys Sweater Pattern  $5.00 $3.50
Herveys Sweater Pattern
#350140 Lilac 28mm (1 inch) Square Fashion Butt... $2.29
#350140 Lilac 28mm (1 inch) Square Fashion Butt...
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Yankee Knitters Childs Heart & Doll Vests - Chi...
Yankee Knitters Childs Heart & Doll Vests - Childs 2-12
Felted Kureyon Bucket Bag - 08  $4.50 $3.15
Felted Kureyon Bucket Bag - 08
#211512 20mm Fashion Button by Dill $0.89
#211512 20mm Fashion Button by Dill
23mm Round Fashion button by Dill Washable and dry cleanable.
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