Your question: What does the yarn label mean?

What do yarn numbers mean?

The first number is the size of each ply that makes up the yarn. The second number is how many plies the yarn has. So 3/2 is two plies of size three yarn and 5/2 is two plies of size five yarn. The number that describes the size is larger the thinner the yarn. So size 5 yarn is thinner than size 3 yarn.

What does G mean in yarn?

That thick, puffy yarn ball will be 100 grams. Now look around for some thin stuff. Its probably labeled as sock yarn and check the label. I bet you its 100 grams too. Most commercially available yarn is sold in 100 gram balls/skeins.

What Is a number 4 yarn?

Medium weight, worsted weight yarn, is the most common thickness in knitting and crochet. Yarns of this weight will print the yarn label with the #4 weight symbol and will say “medium”. Worsted weight yarn is ideal for all kinds of knit and crochet apparel, accessories, blankets and other home decor items.

What is CYC weight yarn?

CYC 4 weight is also called Medium, Worsted, Afghan, or Aran. This weight of yarn is the most commonly used yarn weight, it is easy to work with especially beginners and the best weight for afghans. Crochet hook sizes 5.5 mm to 6.5 mm or sizes I-9, J-10, and K-11.

What is CYC yarn?

The Craft Yarn Council (CYC) represents the leading yarn companies, accessory manufacturers, magazine, book publishers, and consultants in the yarn industry.

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