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By Weight (Tension/Gauge)

 

Yarn Weight/Quality

Tension/Gauge over 10 cm (4 in.) in Stocking Stitch

Standard Yarn Weight Category

Lace Weight   

Very fine yarns

Standard Yarn Weight 0 - Lace

2 Ply Fingering

32  to 34 stitches

Standard Yarn Weight 0 - Lace

3 Ply Fingering

32 stitches

Standard Yarn Weight 1 – Superfine

4 Ply Fingering

27 to 28 stitches

Standard Yarn Weight 1 – Superfine

Sport Weight

24 to 26 stitches

Standard Yarn Weight 2 - Fine    Standard Yarn Weight 3 - Light

Double Knitting (DK)

22 stitches

Standard Yarn Weight 3 - Light

Knitting Worsted

20 stitches

Standard Yarn Weight 4 - Medium

Aran

18 stitches 

Standard Yarn Weight 4 - Medium

Chunky

14 to 15 stitches

Standard Yarn Weight 5 - Bulky

Bulky

7 to 13 stitches

Standard Yarn Weight 5 - Bulky   Standard Yarn Weight 6 – Super Bulky

Jumbo

6 stitches or less

Standard Yarn Weight 7 – Jumbo

Specialty

Various tensions

Standard Yarn Weight indicated on page for that yarn

 

Crochet Cotton

Very fine yarns

Standard Yarn Weight 0 - Lace