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Yarn Weights, Suggested Stitches Per Inch, and Needle Sizes
by Barbara Breiter
The thickness or thinness of a yarn is referred to as the yarn weight. Each weight has various names depending on what country you live in. Ply, in this case, does not refer to the number of strands that make up the yarn as it is spun together; rather, it is a term used in the UK and Australia to refer to how thick or thin the yarn is.
Here are terms used to refer to these weights of yarn in addition to the suggested gauge for each weight and the appropriate needle size.
Sts Per 4" (10 cm)
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