Yarn Weight Table

This table gives some basic information on the different yarn weights such as approximate yardage and commonly used needles.

Yarn Weight Nm Length per 100g skein Needle Size Needle Size
(yards) (metres) (mm) (US)
lace 1/14 1530 1392 - -
heavy lace 3/28 1030 937 - -
4 ply 2/14 770 701 2 - 2.75 0 - 1
fingering 3/14 510 464 3 - 3.75 3 - 5
doubleknit (DK) 4/14 380 346 3.75 - 4 5 - 6
aran 8/14 190 173 4.5 - 5 7 - 8
chunky 12/14 125 114 5 - 6 8 - 10
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