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Handy Guide to Yarn Weights, Needle Size, and Gauge




Yarn Weight Gauge in St st Needle Size (US)
Lace Weight 9 sts/in in St st Size 0 Needles
Fingering 7 sts/in. Size 1-2 Needles
Sport 6 sts/in. Size 4 Needles
DK 5.5 sts/in. Size 6 Needles
Worsted 5 sts/in. Size 7 Needles
Aran 4 sts/in. Size 8-9 Needles
Bulky 3-3.5 sts/in. Size 10-10½ Needles
Super-Bulky 2.5 sts/in. Size 13-15 Needles




Yarn Weight Gauge in St St Needle Size (mm)
Lace 36 sts/10 cm. 2.0 mm Needles
Fingering 28 sts/10 cm. 3.5 mm Needles
Sport 24 sts/10 cm. 4.0 mm Needles
DK 22 sts/10 cm. 4.5 mm Needles
Worsted 20 sts/10 cm. 5.0-5.5 mm Needles
Aran 16 sts/10 cm. 6.0-6.5 mm Needles
Bulky 12-14 sts/10 cm. 6.0-6.5 mm Needles
Super-Bulky 10 sts/10 cm. 9.0-10.0 mm Needles

Yarn Weights and Thicknesses – ACTUAL SIZE Comparison Chart