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Old 05-24-2007, 10:28 AM   #3
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Sorry - I forgot the second part of your question.

"Worsted" has two meanings.
  • One refers to the way the yarn is spun: worsted yarn is spun of long fibers that lie parallel to each other and produces a firm, smooth, strong yarn. ("Woolen" yarn, on the other hand, is fuzzier and weaker, but very warm.)
  • "Worsted" is also the an American term for medium-weight yarn. It's thinner than bulky weight yarn and thicker than DK.
Hope this isn't too confusing.
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