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Old 10-19-2008, 11:50 AM   #1
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i have a pattern from the UK and it says for yarn to use a light worsted... what is that?
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Old 10-19-2008, 11:54 AM   #2
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DK is also known as light worsted.
http://www.yarnstandards.com/weight.html
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Old 10-19-2008, 12:39 PM   #4
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that's a bit surprising as I had never seen the term worsted at all until I started using US patterns, in UK it's just DK
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In the UK, I think aran would be comparable to worsted. In the US it's just slightly thicker than worsted.
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BrittyKnits answered a similar question on the Pattern Central thread (as did Jan). I had asked about what weight was two ply yarn.

Britty provided a link to a chart giving conversions for UK USA Australia/NZ (Oz) That chart http://www.kcgtrading.com/conversioncharts.html cover needles, hooks, stitch & terms, as well as yarn weights. It goes will with the www.yarnstandards.com/weight.html page.

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Old 10-21-2008, 05:41 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by Lucy78green View Post
that's a bit surprising as I had never seen the term worsted at all until I started using US patterns, in UK it's just DK

I agree. I don't think it's a UK pattern if it uses the term light worsted
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Old 10-22-2008, 02:23 PM   #8
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I agree. I don't think it's a UK pattern if it uses the term light worsted
i thought there were 2 types of worst weight in the uk, either dk or 4 ply, im sure i read it.

now even more confused that ever (dont take much i will confess )
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There's worsted spun yarn, which can be any weight, and worsted weight which is a broad category. Light worsted could also be known as DK, and heavy worsted as aran. Weights go - lace, fingering (or sock), sport, DK, worsted, aran, bulky, super bulky. In general. This page helps sort it out... http://yarnforward.com/tension.html
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i thought there were 2 types of worst weight in the uk, either dk or 4 ply, im sure i read it.

now even more confused that ever (dont take much i will confess )
UK weights go like this --> http://www.knitknack.co.uk/knitting-yarn-weights.php

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