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ALSO KNOWN AS: Light aran, heavy DK NEE­DLE SIZE: 4.5mm AV­ER­AGE TEN­SION: 20 sts and 28 rows TYP­I­CAL ME­TRES PER 50G: 100m ONE BALL PROJECTS (100G): Hats, The low down: Worsted weight yarn is quite new to the UK, fall­ing be­tween DK and aran. Cas­cade 220 is prob­a­bly the best known, comes in a huge range of colours and can be knit­ted on any­thing from 3.25mm to 5mm nee­dles, de­pend­ing on how drapey

small bags and

purses you want your fab­ric. Just to con­fuse mat­ters, be aware there is a type of spin­ning tech­nique which is also called worsted. It’s a process that leaves the yarn smooth and even, so you may see yarns in other weights de­scribed as worsted. If in doubt, ask!

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