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Old 02-17-2008, 03:19 AM   #1
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Worsted Weight? Huh?
Can anyone tell me what worsted weight means? I see it around but don't quite understand its implications.
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Old 02-17-2008, 03:45 AM   #2
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Go here for a really good article on the weights of different yarns, and how it applies to what you are knitting or crocheting.

http://www.knittersreview.com/articl...t/060831_a.asp
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Old 02-17-2008, 04:03 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by Debkcs View Post
Go here for a really good article on the weights of different yarns, and how it applies to what you are knitting or crocheting.

http://www.knittersreview.com/articl...t/060831_a.asp
Thank you for the link, it was an interesting story for sure, but it didn't really answer my question.
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Maybe this link will help http://www.yarnstandards.com/weight.html.
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Ooohhhh, sorry. Thought I was posting one like Nat did. Hers is a good one!
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Old 02-17-2008, 05:24 AM   #6
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Maybe this link will help http://www.yarnstandards.com/weight.html.
Thank you this helped, but I still don't understand what it is. :P
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Let's see:
Yarns are different. Some are thick and some are thin. The most delicate and thin are used for lace and the thickest are used for bulkier garments, accessories etc. In between there are the fingering weight - thinner yarn used for baby clothes, socks etc; DK weight (double knitting) - traditionally considered twice as thick as the fingering weight - for light graments, tanks, thin sweaters; worsted weight - used for sweaters, cardigans etc.; bulky/chunky - used for more heavy garments. Each weight is determined by the number of stitches for one inch of knitting in st st. The names are just traditional. Worsted for example is a way of spinning the yarn, but it's used to describe a certain weight of yarn. Also there are many ways to call the same thing - sport, baby, fingering.
In different countries yarn weights are called differently, for example in England they go by the number of plies, so you'll see a 4-ply, 2-ply etc. yarns.
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See if this helps: http://knittingcrochet.suite101.com/...cfm/yarnweight
and maybe this also http://www.lionbrand.com/cgi-bin/yar...?yarnByClass=1
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Thicker yarn.
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Originally Posted by Knitting_Guy View Post
Thicker yarn.
Mason, don't you know everything is relative in this world ?
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Think of aran wool and you get the idea
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