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Home : Our Yarns : Yarn by Weight Class
 

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.
 
 
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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
  • Lamé (discontinued - patterns still available)
    • 0.67 oz./19 g (75 yd/67 m)
  • LB 1878 (discontinued - patterns still available)
    • 17.60 oz./500 g (2045 yd/1870 m)
  • LB Collection® Silk Mohair
    • 0.88 oz./25 g (231 yd/212 m)
  • Lion® Crochet Cotton (discontinued - patterns still available)
    • 3.30 oz./94 g (400 yd/360 m)
  • Serenade (discontinued - patterns still available)
    • 0.87 oz./25 g (230 yd/210 m)
  • Sock-EaseTM
    • 3.50 oz./100 g (438 yd/400 m)

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
  • 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

  • Ice Cream
    • 3.50 oz./100 g (394 yd/360 m)
  • Jamie® Baby (discontinued - patterns still available)
    • Solid colors: 1.75 oz/50g (196yd/176m) pull skeins
    • Prints: 1.5oz/50g (170 yd/153m) pull skeins
  • Jamie® Pompadour Bonus Bundle (discontinued - patterns still available)
    • Solids in 7 oz/198g (785 yd/717m) balls
    • prints in 6 oz. (675 yd.) balls.
  • Jamie® Pompadour (discontinued - patterns still available)
    • Solid colors: 1.75 oz/50g (196 yd/176g) pull skeins; Prints: 1.5 oz/49g (170 yd/153m) pull skeins.
  • LB Collection® Silk
    • 1.75 oz./50 g (163 yd/150 m)
  • Magic Stripes (discontinued - patterns still available)
    • 3.50 oz./100 g (330 yd/300 m)
  • Muse (discontinued - patterns still available)
    • 2.00 oz./55 g (530 yd/484 m)
  • Vanna's Glamour®
    • 1.75 oz./50 g (202 yd/185 m)
  • Wool-Ease® Sportweight (discontinued - patterns still available)
    • 5.00 oz./140 g (435 yd/397 m)

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
  • Bellini
    • 3.50 oz./100 g (11 yd/10 m)
  • BIG (discontinued - patterns still available)
    • Solid colors packaged in 6 oz [170 g]/44 yd [40 m] balls;
    • Prints are 5 oz [142 g]/35 yd [32 m]
  • Bolero® (discontinued - patterns still available)
    • 3.50 oz./100 g (55 yd/50 m)
  • Chenille Thick & Quick® (discontinued - patterns still available)
    • Solids: N/A; 100 yd/90m;
    • Prints: N/A; 75 yd/68m
    • Because of the nature of this yarn, we only give the length, not the weight of the product, as the number of ounces can vary due to the textures of the skein.
  • Cotton Thick & Quick (discontinued - patterns still available)
    • Solids: 7 oz/198g; 92 yd/84m balls. Multi-colors: 6 oz./170g; 79 yd/72m balls.
  • Country®
    • 5.00 oz./142 g (156 yd/143 m)
  • Da Vinci
    • 1.75 oz./50 g (55 yd/50 m)
  • Fancy Fur (discontinued - patterns still available)
    • 1.75 oz./50 g (39 yd/35 m)
  • Fettuccini®
    • 11.00 oz./312 g (55 yd/50 m)
  • Fettuccini® (old) (discontinued - patterns still available)
    • 1.75 oz./50 g (33 yd/30 m)
  • Fun Fetti (discontinued - patterns still available)
    • 1.75 oz./50 g (46 yd/42 m)
  • Gold Leaf®
    • 2.60 oz./75 g (49 yd/45 m)
  • Heartland Thick & Quick®
    • 5.00 oz./142 g (125 yd/114 m)
  • Homespun® Thick & Quick®
    • 8.00 oz./227 g (160 yd/146 m)
  • Hometown USA®
    • Solids: 5 oz. (142 g), 81 yd. (74 m)
      Multis, Tweeds, Neons, and Team: 4 oz. (113 g), 64 yd. (59 m)

  • Imagine
    • 1.40 oz./40 g (8 yd/7 m)
  • Incredible® (discontinued - patterns still available)
    • 1.75 oz./50 g (110 yd/100 m)
  • Jiffy® Thick & Quick®
    • 5.00 oz./140 g (84 yd/76 m)
  • Landscapes® (old) (discontinued - patterns still available)
    • 1.75 oz./50 g (55 yd/50 m)
  • LB Collection® Natural Wool
    • 7.00 oz./200 g (131 yd/120 m)
  • LB Collection® Silk Chiffon Ribbon
    • 3.50 oz./100 g (90 yd/82 m)
  • LB Collection® Wool
    • 7.00 oz./200 g (22 yd/20 m)
  • Lion® Bouclé (discontinued - patterns still available)
    • 2.50 oz./70 g (57 yd/52 m)
  • Luxe Fur
    • 1.75 oz./50 g (44 yd/40 m)
  • Martha Stewart CraftsTM/MC Lofty Wool Blend
    • 3.50 oz./100 g (28 yd/26 m)
  • Martha Stewart CraftsTM/MC Mambo
    • 0.88 oz./25 g (5 yd/5 m)
  • Quick & Cozy
    • 3.50 oz./100 g (55 yd/50 m)
  • Quickie
    • 3.00 oz./85 g (22 yd/20 m)
  • Romance®
    • 1.75 oz./50 g (27 yd/25 m)
  • Romance® (old) (discontinued - patterns still available)
    • 8.00 oz./224 g (480 yd/440 m)
  • Ruffles® (discontinued - patterns still available)
    • 1.50 oz./50 g (21 yd/20 m)
  • Sasha (discontinued - patterns still available)
    • 1.75 oz./50 g (21 yd/20 m)
  • Silky Twist
    • 5.00 oz./140 g (130 yd/119 m)
  • Spinnables
    • 3.00 oz./85 g
  • Terryspun (discontinued - patterns still available)
    • Note: Because of the nature of this yarn, we only give length, not not weight of the product, as the number of ounces can vary due to the textures of the skein.
  • Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®
    • Solids, Heathers, Twists, Tweeds: 6 oz./170g (106 yd/97 m)
      Prints, Stripes: 5 oz./140g (87 yd/80 m)
      Metallics: 5 oz./140g (92 yd/84 m)

  • Woolspun (old) (discontinued - patterns still available)
    • Because of the nature of this yarn, we only give length, not not weight of the product, as the number of ounces can vary due to the textures of the skein. Each skein is 100 yds/91 m
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