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Standard Yarn Weights

Yarn Weight Symbol &
Category Names
Type of Yarns in Category Sock, Fingering, Baby
Knit Gauge Range* in
Stockinette Stitch to 4 inches
27 - 32 sts
Recommended Needle in
Metric Size Range
2.25 - 3.25 mm
Recommended Needle U.S.
Size Range
1 to 3
Crochet Gauge* Ranges in
Single Crochet to 4 inch
21 - 32 sts
Recommended Hook in
Metric Size Range
2.25 - 3.5 mm
Recommended Hook U.S.
Size Range
B1 - E4
Yarn Weight Symbol &
Category Names
Type of Yarns in Category Sport, Baby
Knit Gauge Range* in
Stockinette Stitch to 4 inches
23 - 26 sts
Recommended Needle in
Metric Size Range
3.25 - 3.75 mm
Recommended Needle U.S.
Size Range
3 to 5
Crochet Gauge* Ranges in
Single Crochet to 4 inch
16 - 20 sts
Recommended Hook in
Metric Size Range
3.5 - ;4.5 mm
Recommended Hook U.S.
Size Range
E4 - 7
Yarn Weight Symbol &
Category Names
Type of Yarns in Category DK, Light Worsted
Knit Gauge Range* in
Stockinette Stitch to 4 inches
21 - 24 sts
Recommended Needle in
Metric Size Range
3.75 - 4.5 mm
Recommended Needle U.S.
Size Range
5 to 7
Crochet Gauge* Ranges in
Single Crochet to 4 inch
12 - 17 sts
Recommended Hook in
Metric Size Range
4.5 - 5.5 mm
Recommended Hook U.S.
Size Range
7 - I-9
Yarn Weight Symbol &
Category Names
Type of Yarns in Category Worsted, Afghan, Aran
Knit Gauge Range* in
Stockinette Stitch to 4 inches
16 - 20 sts
Recommended Needle in
Metric Size Range
4.5 - 5.5 mm
Recommended Needle U.S.
Size Range
7 to 9
Crochet Gauge* Ranges in
Single Crochet to 4 inch
11 - 14 sts
Recommended Hook in
Metric Size Range
5.5 - 6.5 mm
Recommended Hook U.S.
Size Range
I-9 - K-10½
Yarn Weight Symbol &
Category Names
Type of Yarns in Category Chunky, Craft, Rug
Knit Gauge Range* in
Stockinette Stitch to 4 inches
12 - 15 sts
Recommended Needle in
Metric Size Range
5.5 - 8 mm
Recommended Needle U.S.
Size Range
9 to 11
Crochet Gauge* Ranges in
Single Crochet to 4 inch
8 - 11 sts
Recommended Hook in
Metric Size Range
6.5 - 9 mm
Recommended Hook U.S.
Size Range
K-10½ - M-13
Yarn Weight Symbol &
Category Names
Type of Yarns in Category Bulky, Roving
Knit Gauge Range* in
Stockinette Stitch to 4 inches
6 - 11 sts
Recommended Needle in
Metric Size Range
8 mm and
larger
Recommended Needle U.S.
Size Range
11 and larger
Crochet Gauge* Ranges in
Single Crochet to 4 inch
5 - 9 sts
Recommended Hook in
Metric Size Range
9 mm and
larger
Recommended Hook U.S.
Size Range
M-13 and
larger
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