Yarn Weight Conversion

These are approximate yarn weight conversions only.  Some yarns - hand dyed yarns particularly in my understanding - will be different thicknesses even though they are specified as a certain yarn weight.

Dyes can make the same yarn feel different as well and it may feel thicker of finer depending on the colour.

That is why it is always important to work a swatch if gauge is important to the project you are working on.  You can increase or decrease hook (or needle) size to reach the correct gauge.


Yarn Weight Conversion Chart
UK
USA
Australia
1 ply
Laceweight
2 ply
2 ply
Fingering
3 ply
3 ply
Sock
3 ply
4 ply
Sport
5 ply
DK
DK/Light Worsted
8 ply
Aran
Worsted
10 ply
Chunky
Bulky
12 ply
Super Chunky
Super Bulky
14 ply
* Please note that conversions are approximate