YARN WEIGHT NEEDLE AND HOOK SIZE INFO

YARN WEIGHT NEEDLE AND HOOK SIZE INFO

A BRIEF GUIDE OF YARN WEIGHTS AND THE SIZE KNITTING NEEDLE OR CROCHET HOOK REQUIRED…

The weight of the yarn will determine what size knitting needles or hook will be needed for the yarn you intend to use for your project…Below is a guide to yarn weight / thickness and terminology with the recommended size needles or hook.

Yarn WeightYarn NamesMetric Needle SizeUS Needle SizeMetric Hook SizeUS Hook Size
2 - 3 plyLaceweight, light fingering, superfine2.25 - 3.25mm0 - 21.5 - 2.25mmB
4 plySock, fingering, baby, fine2.5 - 3.5mm1 - 32.25 - 3.5mmC - D
5 plySport, baby2.75 - 4mm2 - 43.5 - 4.5mmD - G
8 plyDK, double knit3.75 - 4.5mm3 - 64.5 - 5.5mmG - I
10 plyWorsted, aran4.5 - 5.5mm6 - 85.5 - 6.5mmI - K
12 plyChunky, bulky5.5 - 8mm8 - 116.5 - 9mmK - N
14 plySuper chunky, super bulky8 - 12.75mm

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