Yarn Weight Camparison

1 Ply

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Knitting Projects

1 PlyLace (0)2 PlyThread, Cobweb, Fingering30-40+600-11001.25mm-3mm27-32 stsLace knitting, cloths, doilies

2 Ply

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2 PlySuper Fine (1)3 PlyFingering, Sock, Baby14-30420-5801.25mm-3.5mm23-26 stsShawls, socks, baby clothes

4 Ply

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4 PlyFine (2)5 PlySport, Baby12-18260-4003.25mm-4mm22-25 stsSocks, light sweaters

DK

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DKLight (3)8 PlyJumper, Light Worsted11-15210-2504mm-5mm21-24 stsLight sweaters, scarves, tops

Aran

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AranMedium (4)10 PlyWorsted, Afghan9-12130-2004.5mm-6mm16-20 stsHeavy sweaters, hats, scarves

Chunky

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ChunkyBulky (5)12-14 PlyHeavy Worsted, Craft, Rug6-990-1205mm-8mm12-15 stsBlankets, sweaters, chunky hats

Super Chunky

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Super ChunkySuper Bulky (6)16 PlyRoving5-640-808mm-12mm6-11 stsRugs, jackets, blankets

Super Chunky (Roving)

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Knitting Projects

Super Chunky (Roving)Jumbo (7)20 PlyRoving1-435-7012mm+6 or less stsHeavy blankets, rugs, arm knitting