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Lace and Super Fine Yarn – Categories 0 and 1

Lace and super fine yarn, the finest categories, are really quite different in size.   Super Fine yarn is fingering or sock weight.  Lace yarn is very thin like a cobweb.

1 Super Fine Category 1, Super Fine Yarn includes sock, fingering and baby yarns.

Super Fine Yarn knits at 27-32 stitches over 4 inches on US Size 1-3 needles. The yarn thicknesses in this category can vary.  Just the term sock weight can include fingering weight yarn as well as DK or sport weight yarn.

Labeling

Thus, the label of super fine yarn is sometimes labeled with the above yarn symbol featuring a prominent number 1 in the center, with the words “super fine” appearing above or below the symbol.

Other Terms Used for Super Fine Yarn

6-fache is a term that some German yarns for yarns that are a DK or sport weight. The UK calls fingering yarn 2-ply. Australians call fingering yarn 3-ply.   Sock yarn is three-ply in both the UK and Australia.

0 Lace WeightLace yarn includes 10-COUNT crochet thread and cobweb-like yarns.


This yarn knits at 33-40 stitches over 4 inches on US Size 000-1 needles.

Because this yarn is extremely fine, it is often called cobweb.

As a result of this yarn being light in weight,  this yarn is used to make lace, doilies, and other delicate items.

Labeling

Thus, the label lace yarn is sometimes labeled with the above yarn symbol featuring a prominent number 0 in the center, with the word “lace” appearing above or below the symbol.

Other Terms Used for Lace Weight

In the UK, lace weight is known as one-ply yarn.    But, in Australia, lace weight is called two-ply yarn.

Now that you know about Lace and Super Fine Yarn, check out all of the yarn categories.

 

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Yarn Weight Icons

 

0 Lace Weight1 Super Fine2 Fine3 Light4 Medium5 Bulky6 Super Bulky7 Jumbo

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