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


Flying Purple People Eater

Flying Purple People Eater

Its a one-eyed, one-horned, Flying Purple People Eater, and it sure looks good to me! A fun and funk..

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Frosted Pumpkin

Frosted Pumpkin

Pumpkin patches touched by falls first deep frost, inspired this soft cozy worsted weight, or maybe ..

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Gabriola

Gabriola

This worsted weight yarn sets a lovely olive green rayon against a backdrop of white, creating sophi..

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Grandfather Coyote

Grandfather Coyote

No tricks here, only beautiful yarn: made of cotton, alpaca, merino, and silk. Matte black provides ..

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Harmony

Harmony

The afterlife can be a drag; what with gathering minions, scheming, picking out perfect outfits, Buf..

$35.05

Harvey Wallbanger

Harvey Wallbanger

Put on the Bee Gees, feather your hair, and get ready to disco with this juicy worsted weight named ..

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Himalaya

Himalaya

This worsted weight yarn is a colorful blend of rayon and bamboo, which gives it extreme softness an..

$24.79

Lucida

Lucida

This blend of animal and plant fibers combines many rich shades of reds and orange to create a rich-..

$25.83

Machine-Washable Semi-Solid Blends

Machine-Washable Semi-Solid Blends

These semi-solid blends of acrylic, bamboo, and mercerized cotton are perfect for any project that y..

$17.59

Market Bag Kit

Market Bag Kit

These kits come ready to start you on the perfect summertime project -- a machine-washable, 100% cot..

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Morrison

Morrison

Take a trip to an underwater lagoon with this blend of blues and greens, cotton, wool, bamboo, and m..

$25.94

Nyx

Nyx

Nyx is a lovely semi solid blend of blue wool and merino in a comfy and durable worsted weight. Warm..

$24.87

Onodrim

Onodrim

Onodrim is a soft, subtly sparkly worsted weight blend of mohair, wool, rayon, lurex, alpaca and mer..

$30.27

Oregon Alder

Oregon Alder

Heathered green strands of merino and alpaca are nestled in with brown alpaca and acrylic, bringing ..

$22.47

Orphine

Orphine

Deep, chocolately shades of brown wool and acrylic are combined with a light, heathered brown cashme..

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