This week I have a handy, all-in-one, Standard Yarn Weight Reference Chart to share with you. This chart is available as an image so you can print it, save it for later or PIN it.
I actually created this chart for myself because 1) the vintage crochet patterns I collect usually refer to yarn plys and I have to go searching online to figure out what might be comparable in CYC (Craft Yarn Council) yarn weights and 2) to help me to answer questions from Crocheters who are trying to convert the yarn I use to design today, (CYC Weights) to a ply level.
In the past, I had to reference multiple places to make a decision. First I would head over to reference the pop-up chart available from Ravelry and then I would cross-reference their information to the list available from the Craft Yarn Council (to check the WPI ranges) and then I would pop over to the YarnSub site I have bookmarked to offer possible options.
Here is what I came up with. I hope this is helpful to you 🙂 If you want to know more about Wraps Per Inch and how you can calculate them yourself when you are out and about, you can take a look at this post here.
Standard Yarn Weights
PIN it for later here
|CYC Weights||PLY (UK, NZ, AU)||Ravelry Weights||WPI|
|Lace Weight ||Thread||30-40+|
|Lace Weight ||1 ply||CobWeb||30-40+|
|Lace Weight ||2 ply||Lace||30-40+|
|Lace Weight ||3 ply||Light Fingering||30-40+|
|Super Fine Weight ||4 ply||Fingering||14-30|
|Fine Weight ||5 ply||Sport||12-18|
|Light Weight ||8 ply||DK||11-15|
|Medium Weight ||10 ply||Worsted||9-12|
|Medium Weight ||10 ply||Aran||9-12|
|Bulky Weight ||12 ply||Bulky||6-9|
|Super Bulky Weight ||Super Bulky||5-6|
|Jumbo Weight ||Jumbo||1-4|
Check out my other available size charts and measurements here.
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