Medium Yarn 4

The Medium Yarn category includes worsted, afghan, and Aran weight yarns. Knit gauge for 4 inches of stockinette is 16-20 stitches on US 7-9 needles.

Worsted weight yarn is terrific for knitting sweaters, scarves, mittens, leg warmers, and afghans. Aran and worsted are sometimes used interchangeably, but Aran yarns tend to be slightly heavier than worsted yarns.

Worsted yarn is considered Aran weight in the UK and 10-ply in Australia.

Yarn brands that are usually found in Category 4:

Cascade Yarns 220 and Superwash 220, Plymouth Encore or Galway, Berroco Ultra Alpaca and Vintage, Ella Rae Classic, Noro Silk Garden just to name a few.

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