CATEGORY 5 BULKY: CHUNKY, CRAFT, RUG YARN"
Heavier than worsted weight, bulky yarn works up quickly and easily for such things as hats, scarves, and throws. A very popular choice for warm family garments or accessories. Many beginner knitters or crocheters will choose this weight for their first projects because the stitches are easy to see and the results will be fast.
Yarn types in this category are often made from wool, mohair, acrylic or wool/synthetic blends.
UK/Australia approximate equivalent: 13 ply
- Knit Gauge Range* in Stockinette Stitch to 4 inches = 12–15
Range = 5.5—
Size Range = 9 to 11
- Crochet Gauge*
to 4 inch = 8–11
Hook in Metric
Size Range = 6.5—
Size Range = K–10 1⁄2 to
* GUIDELINES ONLY: The above reflect the most commonly used gauges and needle or hook sizes for specific yarn categories.