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Yarn Ply Comparison

The information below is gathered from various sources. I do not guarantee its reliability. Make sure you are using the material specified in your pattern or an equivalent. Check gauge to be sure.

In most cases the U.K. and Australian terms are the same, as far as my research could tell.

Approx. Hook Gauge

U.S.A.

U.K.

Australia

 

 

1-ply - Cobweb weight

 

Lace

2 - Baby

2

Sock

3 - Baby

3

B-1 to E-4
21-32 sts

Fingering 3-ply

4 - Baby

4 Jumper weight

E-4 to 7
16-20 sts

Sport weight 3-ply

5-ply lightweight

5

7 to I-9
12-17 sts

Light worsted

8-ply DK (double knitting)

8

I-9 to K-10 1/2,
11-14 sts

Worsted

Aran

10 (worsted)

K-10 1/2 - M-13
8-11 sts

(Heavy) worsted 4-ply

Triple knit

12 (knitting worsted)

M-13 and larger
5-9 sts

 

 

14

Bulky

Chunky

16

Super bulky

Bulky

20

Two strands fingering equal one strand sport.
Two strands sport equal one strand worsted.
Two strands worsted equal one strand bulky.

 

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Crochet Cabana created October 1997 (domain name purchased March 2001)
Crochet Cabana’s Crafty Corral begun November 7, 2004.
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