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Fine Yarn and Light Yarn

Fine yarn and Light yarn are some of my favorites. They are both used for knitting socks, scarves, shawl, and baby items.

Light yarn symbolLight Yarn Category

Light yarn consists of DK  (double knitting) weight and light worsted yarns. Also, sometimes called Aran. Light yarn is just a little bit thicker than the fine category. Therefore, it is a bit thinner than medium yarns.


DK can be used for many projects.  A cross between sport and worsted.

Nearly every kind of project is suitable for DK weight yarns. The lighter weight of DK yarn makes it ideal for pieces like baby blankets, spring cardigans, shawls, and cowls.

Labeling

Thus, the label of light yarn is sometimes labeled with the above yarn symbol featuring a prominent number 3 in the center, with the word “light” appearing above or below the symbol.

Other Terms for Light Yarn

DK yarn or light worsted yarn is eight-ply in Australia.

Gauge

Light yarn knits at 21-24 stitches per 4 inches on US Size 5-7 needles.

 

Fine yarnFine Yarn Category

Fine yarn category consists of Sport and baby.

Sport weight yarn works best for items such as sweaters, scarves, shawls, hats, mittens, and baby things.  Also, this is a good yarn for knitting machines.

It’s sometimes confused with light yarn.

Labeling

Thus, the label of fine yarn is sometimes labeled with the above yarn symbol featuring a prominent number 2 in the center, with the word “fine” appearing above or below the symbol.

Other Terms for Fine Yarn or Sport Yarn

Fine or sport yarn is four-ply in the UK and five-ply in Australia.

Gauge

Fine yarn knits at 23-26 stitches per 4 inches on US Size 3-5 needles.

 

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