Lace

A very fine weight of yarn. Use size 0-9 needles to create cobweb-like lace patterns.

Gauge of laceweight yarn on size US 0 needles is 9 sts/in.


Fingering

A fine thickness of yarn. Fingering-weight yarn (also called Sock) knits up at a gauge of 7 sts/in (28 sts/4 cm). Fingering is thinner than Sport and thicker than Lace.


Sport

A medium-fine weight of yarn. Between fingering-weight and DK weight.
Gauge of sport-weight yarn on size US 4 needles: 6 sts/in.


DK

A medium weight of yarn – just thinner than Worsted.

Gauge on size US 6 needles: 5.5 sts/in.

 


Worsted

A medium thickness of yarn, worsted is thinner than Aran and thicker than DK.

Worsted-weight yarn knits up at a gauge of 5 sts/in. (20 sts/4 cm) on size US 7 needles.


Aran

A medium-thick weight of yarn. Aran-weight yarn knits up at a gauge of 4 sts/in. (16 sts/4 cm). Aran is thinner than Chunky and thicker than Worsted.


Chunky

A bulky thickness of yarn. Chunky-weight yarn (also called Bulky) knits up at a gauge of 3.5 sts/in. (14 sts/4 cm). Chunky is thinner than Super-Bulky and thicker than Aran.


Super-Bulky

A very bulky weight of yarn.

Super-bulky yarn knits up on size US 13-15 needles at a gauge of 2.5 sts/in.


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