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Old 12-23-2007, 02:21 PM   #1
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Aran vs. worsted?
I know Aran and worsted are both the same size, but what is the differece between them?
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Old 12-23-2007, 02:46 PM   #2
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Hmm, it's always been my understanding that aran is slightly thicker than worsted.
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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.
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Old 12-23-2007, 03:22 PM   #4
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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.
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Originally Posted by suzeeq View Post
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.

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Oh you'll be fine then.
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