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Old 09-22-2006, 03:12 PM   #1
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Old 09-22-2006, 03:26 PM   #2
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worsted is a weight measurement; it's a mid-weight yarn that has multiple plies (threads) twisted together (I think it's traditionally four-ply???).

Here's the standards chart of different kinds of yarn
yarn standards: weight

Maybe someone can be more descriptive then me but I think the best thing to do when learning about yarns is to go into LYS and touch some different weight yarns

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Worsted weight is the most common weight yarn--it has to do with the thickness and can be any number of plies. It usually knits up to 4-5 stitches per inch, depending on the needle size.
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