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Author Topic: Worsted Yarn Questions  (Read 3445 times)
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« Reply #5: May 18, 2011, 10:08:31 am »

Firstly, it sounds like you need to join http://www.ravelry.com/ and join the Selfish Knitters and Crocheters group to help repel this kind of request in the future!

Worsted yarn is heavier than DK weight but lighter than chunky, similar (though a little lighter) to Aran weight. However with a pattern like this the weight of yarn doesn't matter too much as the finished size of the item is less important. Lighter yarn = smaller item. Which if you're making a jumper matters a lot, but if you're making a 'toy' type thing is less important. So if I were you I'd go out looking for a yarn anywhere between DK weight and chunky in a suitable colour and fibre, rather than worrying too much about getting worsted. Oh make sure to match your needles/hook to the yarn, not the pattern if you use a different weight yarn than the pattern suggests.

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*shakes in corner* So...many...terms....I don't understand!  Save me!

OK, so I worked out about the yarn size (I don't know what any of those yarn terms mean, but I think I get the relative yarn size, sort of), but please tell me matching hook to yarn is simple...  Like, there's numbers on both that you need to look at and compare.

Thanks for all the help, guys, I'll hit the Lincraft store.

Oh, and this might be a really stupid question (told you I was a newbie): Knitting yarn and crocheting yarn, are they the same thing?
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