CATEGORY 2 FINE: SPORT WEIGHT, BABY YARN:
A light weight yarn used for babywear, sweaters, and lighter throws, this weight is also appropriate for family knits. The finer gauge is wonderful for lace or cable texture garment designs, but will generally be used for smaller projects because of the time needed to complete a project.
Yarn types in this category are often made from cotton, cotton/synthetic blends, wool, acrylic or wool/synthetic blends.
UK/Australia approximate equivalent: 8 ply
- Knit Gauge Range* in Stockinette Stitch to 4 inches = 23–26
Range = 3.25—
Size Range = 3 to 5
- Crochet Gauge*
to 4 inch = 16–20
Hook in Metric
Size Range = 3.5—
Size Range = E–4
* GUIDELINES ONLY: The above reflect the most commonly used gauges and needle or hook sizes for specific yarn categories.