Yarn Weights

Different yarn weight terminology is used in different countries.

Use the table below to work out which yarn to use for a favourite pattern.

UK  US Australia Suggested needle (mm)
2 Ply Fingering 3 Ply 2.25mm - 3.00mm
3 Ply Sock 3 Ply 2.25mm - 3.25mm
4 Ply Sport 5 Ply 3.25mm - 3.75mm
DK DK/Light worsted 8 Ply 3.75mm - 4.50mm
Aran Worsted 10 Ply 4.50mm - 5.50mm
Chunky Bulky 12 Ply 5.50mm - 8.00mm
Super Chunky Super bulky 14 Ply 8.00mm and thicker