Worsted weight yarn is a mid to heavyweight yarn great for use in winter accessories, blankets, and garments alike. Worsted weight yarn goes by many other names including medium weight, size 4 yarn, aran, triple knit, 10-ply or 12-ply (AUS), afghan weight, fisherman weight, and the mostly obsolete 4-ply. Worsted weight yarn is the most popular yarn weight for use in crochet patterns, as well as knit blanket and afghan patterns! At Yarnalia, we think worsted weight yarns are perfect for your first project. Additionally, worsted weight yarn is the most commonly suggested yarn for a variety of hat patterns.
Worsted weight yarns truly span the spectrum of construction, from a lofty single ply to a more complex 12-ply construction. Most commonly worsted weight yarns are found in 2-ply, 3-ply, and 4-ply, but you can also find a variety of alternatives such as chainette and cable plied. A typical skein of worsted weight will weigh approximately 100g and range in length from 180 to 220 yards. Whichever Yarnalia worsted weight yarn you choose; we are sure you will enjoy working with it every step of the way.
Worsted weight yarns are great for beginners, as its easy to see your work on your needles but not so thick as to create a cumbersome project.