Lace

  • 33-40 sts = 4″
  • 000-1 knitting needle
  • B or smaller crochet hook

The lightest of all yarns, often worked on larger needles to create lacy, openwork patterns.

Fingering

  • 27-32 sts = 4″
  • 1-3 knitting needle
  • B-E crochet hook

Also referred to as sock or 4ply (UK), this fine yarn can be worked with larger needles for a lacy, open effect.

Sport

  • 23-26 sts = 4″
  • 3-5 knitting needle
  • E-G crochet hook

Heaver than fingering, yet still suitable for socks, this fine yarn is also referred to as baby weight.

DK/Lt Worsted

  • 21-24 sts = 4″
  • 5-7 knitting needle
  • G-I crochet hook

DK, or double knitting, is a bridge between sport and true worsted, often used in colorwork designs.

Worsted/Aran

  • 16-20 sts = 4″
  • 7-9 knitting needle
  • I-K crochet hook

The most versatile and common of all weights of yarns, sometimes referred to as 4ply (US).

Bulky

  • 12-15 sts = 4″
  • 9-11 knitting needle
  • K-M crochet hook

This chunky yarn is a good choice for projects that work up quick without being too terribly bulky.

Super Bulky

  • 7-11 sts = 4″
  • 11-17 knitting needle
  • M-Q crochet hook

Super chunky yarn that works up in a flash for quick and bulky projects.

Jumbo

  • 6 sts and fewer = 4″
  • 17 and larger knitting needle
  • Q and larger crochet hook

Insanely jumbo-sized yarns for mega quick knit, crochet, and arm knitting projects.

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