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!