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


Vaux's Swift II

Vaux's Swift II

Get out your manly projects, because this yarn blend is pure masculine class. Heathery blue alpaca, ..

$27.81

Wildfire II

Wildfire II

This worsted weight blend is a force to be reckoned with, fiery shades of red, orange, and hints of ..

$24.70

Calisto

Calisto

This festive yarn is 100% cotton, making it a perfect candidate for dish towels, baby presents, mark..

$34.50

Candara

Candara

This luxury yarn is such a treat! Part cashmere, part bamboo, this is a worsted weight yarn that wil..

$48.68

Gisha

Gisha

This gorgeous yarn is comprised of strands of soft merino wool, silky bamboo, and lurex-studded rayo..

$28.76

Kaiti

Kaiti

This sophisticated blend is a lovely combination of merino wool, alpaca, and mercerized cotton -- an..

$30.17

Kalinga

Kalinga

This worsted weight yarn features one of my favorite shades of our sport weight tweedy merino/mohair..

$27.07

Kokila

Kokila

This yarn is a true 100% wool, combining three single strands to make an incredibly versatile worste..

$25.00

Latha

Latha

As soon as we swatched this one up, we knew it would be a winner! Blues, pinks, greys--Latha’s got i..

$35.02

Levenim

Levenim

This robust yarn is made up of three of our strongest fibers--cotton, merino, and regular lambswool,..

$23.71

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Segoe

Segoe

This worsted weight yarn is a soft, squishy playful blend that would be fantastic for baby & kid..

$28.29 $33.28

Tahoma

Tahoma

Tahoma is a simple blend of wool, merino, and acrylic. That fiber combination will give this yarn ex..

$26.07

Trebuchet

Trebuchet

Who loves Merino Wool!? This 100% merino blend blends some of our favorite greens with just a slight..

$30.50

Vani

Vani

The superwash merino in this worsted weight yarn gives the finished fabric a wonderful squishiness a..

$31.06

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