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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 Galway Sport Yarn 0016 True Red $4.50
Plymouth Yarn Galway Sport Yarn 0016 True Red
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Ivy Brambles Silver Cloud Suri Alpaca Glitter L...
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Plymouth Yarn Galway Sport Yarn 0013 Concord Grape
Galway Sport yarn is a beautiful sport 100% wool that is perfect for fair isle and colorwork proj...
Ivy Brambles SockScene Sock Yarn - 109 Wild Blu... $24.00
Ivy Brambles SockScene Sock Yarn - 109 Wild Blu...
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Plymouth Yarn Galway Sport Yarn 0022 Avocado $4.50
Plymouth Yarn Galway Sport Yarn 0022 Avocado
Galway Sport yarn is a beautiful sport 100% wool that is perfect for fair isle and colorwork proj...
Plymouth Yarns Homestead Yarn 0007 Citron $8.50
Plymouth Yarns Homestead Yarn 0007 Citron
A 100% highland wool aran weight yarn that works for blankets, accessories and sweaters. Holds ...
Ivy Brambles 100% New England Farm Alpaca - 112... $3.95
Ivy Brambles 100% New England Farm Alpaca - 112...
An assortment of different fibers types from around the world that are wonderful for spinners. ...
Ivy Brambles Silver Cloud Suri Alpaca Glitter L... $39.95
Ivy Brambles Silver Cloud Suri Alpaca Glitter L...
Beautifully soft, silky and durable. Ivy Brambles Silver Cloud is a superb blend of Suri Alpaca, ...
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