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LaFlaca1226 12-23-2007 02:21 PM

Aran vs. worsted?
 
I know Aran and worsted are both the same size, but what is the differece between them? :??

knitqueen 12-23-2007 02:46 PM

Hmm, it's always been my understanding that aran is slightly thicker than worsted.

jdee 12-23-2007 02:57 PM

I thought they were the same. But this is just something that I assumed, not something I know or read, so maybe others will answer your questions...and mine. I'd like to know too.

suzeeq 12-23-2007 03:22 PM

Aran is more of a heavy worsted; it's slight thicker, getting a stitch or two less per 4" than worsted. They're usually fairly interchangeable in patterns though - just watch the gauge if it's a sweater.

LaFlaca1226 12-23-2007 03:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by suzeeq (Post 1028723)
Aran is more of a heavy worsted; it's slight thicker, getting a stitch or two less per 4" than worsted. They're usually fairly interchangeable in patterns though - just watch the gauge if it's a sweater.

Great - I'm going to make a scarf, so I should be able to use worsted instead of aran, like the pattern calls for.

THanks again!

suzeeq 12-23-2007 03:51 PM

Oh you'll be fine then.


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