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koolbreeze
10-19-2008, 11:50 AM
i have a pattern from the UK and it says for yarn to use a light worsted...:?? what is that?

Jan in CA
10-19-2008, 11:54 AM
DK is also known as light worsted.
http://www.yarnstandards.com/weight.html

koolbreeze
10-19-2008, 11:57 AM
THANKS JAN!!!!:hug:

Lucy78green
10-19-2008, 12:39 PM
that's a bit surprising as I had never seen the term worsted at all until I started using US patterns, in UK it's just DK

suzeeq
10-19-2008, 01:01 PM
In the UK, I think aran would be comparable to worsted. In the US it's just slightly thicker than worsted.

OffJumpsJack
10-20-2008, 12:09 PM
BrittyKnits answered a similar question on the Pattern Central (http://www.knittinghelp.com/forum/showthread.php?p=1156598#post1156598) thread (as did Jan). I had asked about what weight was two ply yarn.

Britty provided a link to a chart giving conversions for UK USA Australia/NZ (Oz) (http://www.knittinghelp.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1156598&postcount=5) That chart http://www.kcgtrading.com/conversioncharts.html cover needles, hooks, stitch & terms, as well as yarn weights. It goes will with the www.yarnstandards.com/weight.html page.

We're just countries "separated by a common language." :roflhard:

-- Jack

DQ
10-21-2008, 05:41 AM
that's a bit surprising as I had never seen the term worsted at all until I started using US patterns, in UK it's just DK


I agree. I don't think it's a UK pattern if it uses the term light worsted :??

susi
10-22-2008, 02:23 PM
I agree. I don't think it's a UK pattern if it uses the term light worsted :??

i thought there were 2 types of worst weight in the uk, either dk or 4 ply, im sure i read it.

now even more confused that ever (dont take much i will confess :teehee: )

suzeeq
10-22-2008, 02:39 PM
There's worsted spun yarn, which can be any weight, and worsted weight which is a broad category. Light worsted could also be known as DK, and heavy worsted as aran. Weights go - lace, fingering (or sock), sport, DK, worsted, aran, bulky, super bulky. In general. This page helps sort it out... http://yarnforward.com/tension.html

DQ
10-22-2008, 02:52 PM
i thought there were 2 types of worst weight in the uk, either dk or 4 ply, im sure i read it.

now even more confused that ever (dont take much i will confess :teehee: )

UK weights go like this --> http://www.knitknack.co.uk/knitting-yarn-weights.php

:)