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All About Yarn Weight

The weight of yarn may be broken down into a few distinct categories. You may find these groupings on the band of the yarn ball, and they will also be included in the knitting designs you are using. The infographic, titled “Yarn Weight ” provides knitters with a comprehensive guide on needle sizes, different kinds of yarn, and common sorts of projects. You should have this printable yarn weight chart handy at all times since it lists the yarn weights from 0 to 7, the category (ranging from lace to roving), the knitting needle sizes (in both US and metric measures), and the recommended projects for each yarn.

CYC Yarn Weight Standards

Yarn Weight NameNeedle size
0 – LaceLace, Fingering 10-Count000-1 (US)1.5-2.25 mm
1 – SuperfineFingering, Sock, Baby1-3 (US)2.25-3.25 mm
2 – FineSport, Baby3-5 (US)3.25-3.75 mm
3 – LightDK, Light Worsted5-7 (US)3.75-4.5 mm
4 – MediumWorsted, Aran, Afghan7-9 (US)4.5-5.5 mm
5 – BulkyChunky, Craft, Rug9-11 (US)5.5-8 mm
6 – Super BulkyBulky, Roving11-17 (US)8-12.75 mm
7 – JumboRoving17 + (US)12.75 + mm

0 Lace

Perfect for intricate projects like doilies and lacework. 

1 Superfine 

Excellent for lace and delicate knits like baby garments, stockings, and shawls. 

2 Fine

Sport weight yarns, or “fine” yarn is also wonderful for baby clothing, socks, and somewhat heavier lace. 

3 Light 

One of the most common yarn weights. This sort of yarn is not suitable for usage in cold weather since it is neither thick nor warm.

4 Medium

Medium or worsted yarn is perfect for accessories like hats, scarves, mittens, and sweaters since it defines stitches so well. 

5 Bulky

Materials of this weight generate rapid projects on huge needles. Chunky scarves, blankets, and throws are wonderful examples of projects.

6 Super Bulky 

If you’re an eager knitter, you’re going fall in love with weight 6. Used for producing hats since they’re incredibly warm, and you can create them in an afternoon.

7 Jumbo 

This weight of yarn is most typically used in arm knitting projects and exceptionally thick blankets.

You can find more about the fiber content of yarns and patterns from our other blog posts

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