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Yarn by Weight Class


If you are substituting yarn, be sure to do a gauge swatch so you know what the finished fabric will look like. It's also important to understand how much yarn to purchase when substituting.

Here's a short video explaining the difference between yarn weights:

The following list only contains active yarns. To view our discontinued yarns, please visit this link.
 
 
 
Weight Class
Lion Brand Yarn

CATEGORY 0 FINGERING 10-COUNT CROCHET THREAD
The lightest weight of yarn. Used to make lace, doilies and other delicate items.

Sample Yarn Width

Wool Stainless Steel

CATEGORY 1 FINGERING WEIGHT: SOCK, FINGERING, BABY YARN
A very lightweight yarn used for babywear, socks, and other delicate items.UK/Australia approximate equivalent: 3 ply, 4 ply, 5 ply, jumper weight

Sample Yarn Width

Lion Crochet Cotton

CATEGORY 2 SPORT WEIGHT: FINE, SPORT WEIGHT, BABY YARN
A light weight yarn used for babywear, sweaters, and lighter throws. UK/Australia approximate equivalent: 8 ply

Sample Yarn Width

Magic Stripes
  • Vanna's Glamour®
    • 1.75 oz./50 g (202 yd/185 m)
  • LB Collection® Silk
    • 1.75 oz./50 g (163 yd/150 m)
    Bonbons®
    • Cotton: Weight Category 2: Sport Weight
      8 x .35oz/10g
      8 x 28yd/26m

      Acrylic: Weight Category 3: DK Weight
      8 x .35oz/10g
      8 x 28yd/26m

      Metallic: Weight Category 2: Sport Weight
      8 x .35oz/10g
      8 x 38.3 yd/35m


CATEGORY 3 DK WEIGHT: LIGHT WORSTED YARN
Used for baby and light-weight adult garments. UK/Australia approximate equivalent: DK (Double Knit)

Sample Yarn Width

Babysoft

CATEGORY 4 WORSTED WEIGHT: AFGHAN, ARAN YARN
The most popular weight for knitting and crocheting. An ideal weight for throws and many adult garments. UK/Australia approximate equivalent: 10 ply, Aran weight

Sample Yarn Width

Wool-Ease

CATEGORY 5 BULKY WEIGHT: CHUNKY, CRAFT, RUG YARN
Heavier than worsted weight, bulky yarn works up quickly and easily for such things as hats, scarves, and throws. UK/Australia approximate equivalent: 13 ply

Sample Yarn Width

Wool-Ease Chunky

CATEGORY 6 SUPER BULKY WEIGHT: BULKY, ROVING YARN
A very heavy yarn, about twice as thick as worsted weight. UK/Australia approximate equivalent: 14 ply

Sample Yarn Width

Wool-Ease Thick & Quick

CATEGORY 7 JUMBO WEIGHT: JUMBO, ROVING YARN
An extremely heavy yarn

To view all our current yarns, click here.

To view our discontinued yarns, click here.