Worsted Weight

Worsted Weight

Worsted weight yarn is the yarn most commonly used.  It’s both fine enough to show basic details in your work, but thick enough so that projects knit up quickly and with enough body to hold in some warmth.  It’s also the best weight of yarn to learn to knit or crochet with, as it’s neither too thick nor too thin.

Yarn weight refers to the thickness of yarn used by knitters, weavers, crocheters and other fiber artists. Changing yarn weight or needle size can have a significant impact on the finished project, so standardized systems have been spread about, as well as conversion systems for regional standards (especially needle sizes).Yarn weight is important in achieving the correct gauge or tension for a particular project and can help with yarn substitution. The Craft Yarn Council of America has developed a system that seeks to standardize the labeled weights of yarn. Most yarns state their weight on the ball band. Some brands use a standardized numbering system that uses 7 ranges of relative thickness of yarn.

 

Appropriate for:
Needle sizes US 7 to 9
Crochet hook size I to K.
Approximately 16-20 stitches per 4" stockinette stitch
800 to 1000 yards per pound


A Dam Fine Blend

A Dam Fine Blend

Dusty orange wool, soft brown merino, and black acrylic are shot through with a strand of cream wool..

$13.25

Astrolabe

Astrolabe

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$30.55

Autumn's Tweed

Autumn's Tweed

Autumn foliage is a riot of brown, amber, and yellow, dotted here and there with glimpses of blue sk..

$24.07

Bastet

Bastet

Deep chocolatey browns in silk, alpaca, rayon and merino are wound together with a bright red strand..

$33.83

Blazing Thorns

Blazing Thorns

Red wool is blended with black mercerized cotton and white acrylic to ring you this sporty blend. At..

$22.66

Blue-Eyed Grass

Blue-Eyed Grass

Blue Eyed Grass is a stunning worsted weight blend of tweedy textures in pale blues and greys. With ..

$25.82

Boli

Boli

Boli is a luscious blend of bamboo, merino wool, and alpaca, setting dark browns against a variegate..

$33.58

Brickfielder

Brickfielder

White strands of pure wool, bamboo, and mercerized cotton are matched together in this versatile, su..

$23.22

Calibri

Calibri

This worsted weight yarn accents a bold dark blue rayon boucle with a streak of teal bamboo, and a b..

$27.32

Candy Flower

Candy Flower

Bright, candy-red strands of wool are paired with pastel pink and heathered pale blue alpaca and acr..

$23.72

Chai Latte

Chai Latte

Tones of cream swirl together to create a neutral blend with depth and a lucious hand. Alpaca, hemp,..

$25.91

Coos Bay

Coos Bay

We still have two colorways left of our Coos Bay Beanie kit -- snag one of these cones for yourself ..

$16.58

Danger! High Voltage

Danger! High Voltage

Start a knitting fire with this electrifying worsted weight. Grey wool and nylon, turquoise acrylic,..

$24.92

Douglas Fir

Douglas Fir

Greens, in rich jewel and deep forest tones are wound together to create Douglas Fir- a worsted weig..

$17.54 $25.05

Downy Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

Black and charcoal strands of merino, wool, alpaca and acrylic are combined to create this dark clas..

$25.40

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