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Yarn Weight

The Standard Yarn Weight System categories are listed below followed by a brief description regarding typical yarn names, gauge ranges and recommended knitting needles and crochet hooks. Most of knitting and crochet manufacturers and designers are increasingly using The Standard Yarn Weight System in designing and naming their products.
 
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Lace Weight Knitting Yarn
Lace Weight Knitting Yarn
Carrying Yarn also called Carrying Thread, Special Effects Yarn is used in a wide variety of gauges, knitting needles and crochet hooks. These yarns add special effects like eyelash, metallic glitter and sequins to projects.
Super Fine Weight Knitting Yarn
Super Fine Weight Knitting Yarn
Super Fine Yarn also called Sock Yarn, Fingering Yarn, Baby Yarn. Knitting Guidelines: 27 to 32 stitches equals 4 inches using US 1 to 3 knitting needles. Crochet Guidelines: 21 to 32 stitches equals 4 inches using US B1 to E4 crochet hooks.
Fine Weight Knitting Yarn
Fine Weight Knitting Yarn
Fine Yarn also called Sport Yarn, Baby Yarn. Knitting Guidelines: 23 to 26 stitches equals 4 inches using US 3 to 5 knitting needles. Crochet Guidelines: 16 to 20 stitches equal 4 inches using US E4 to 7 crochet hooks.
Light Weight Knitting Yarn
Light Weight Knitting Yarn
Light Yarn also called DK Yarn, Light Worsted Yarn. Knitting Guidelines: 21 to 24 stitches equals 4 inches using US 5 to 7 knitting needles. Crochet Guidelines: 12 to 17 stitches equal 4 inches using US 7 to I9 crochet hooks.
Medium Weight Knitting Yarn
Medium Weight Knitting Yarn
Medium Yarn also called Worsted Yarn, Aran Yarn, Afghan Yarn. Knitting Guidelines: 16 to 20 stitches equals 4 inches using US 7 to 9 knitting needles. Crochet Guidelines: 11 to 14 stitches equal 4 inches using US I9 to K10.5 crochet hooks.
Bulky Weight Knitting Yarn
Bulky Weight Knitting Yarn
Bulky Yarn also called Chunky Yarn, Rug Yarn, Craft Yarn. Knitting Guidelines: 12 to 15 stitches equals 4 inches using US 9 to 11 knitting needles. Crochet Guidelines: 8 to 11 stitches equal 4 inches using US K10.5 to M13 crochet hooks.
Super Bulky Weight Knitting Yarn
Super Bulky Weight Knitting Yarn
Super Bulky Yarn also called Bulky Yarn, Roving Yarn. Knitting Guidelines: 6 to 11 stitches equals 4 inches using US 11 and larger knitting needles. Crochet Guidelines: 5 to 9 stitches equal 4 inches using US M13 and larger crochet hooks.
  
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