Fine yarn and Light yarn are some of my favorite yarns.  Fine yarn and light yarn are both used for knitting socks, scarves, shawl, baby items and more.

Light Yarn
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DK  (double knitting) weight and light worsted yarns fall into this category. These light yarns are just a little bit thicker than fine yarns and a tiny bit thinner than medium yarns.

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

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

3—Light (DK, Light Worsted) Slightly heavier than a fine weight yarn, this weight is used for items such as garments and heavier baby items.

Fine Yarn

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Sport and baby yarns fall in this category.

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

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

Sport weight yarn works best for items such as socks, wraps, heirloom sweaters, and other delicate accessories. It is also used for lightweight afghans

 

 

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0 Lace Weight
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1 Super Fine
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2 Fine
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3 Light
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4 Medium
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5 Bulky
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6 Super Bulky
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7 Jumbo
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