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What is Yarn Weight 4?

b15erk

What is Yarn Weight 4?
« on: October 08, 2018, 16:38:58 PM »
I've just found a really nice sweater pattern I would like to make.  It's from Red Heart and is done on 5mm (US8) knitting needles, it's called Red Heart Chic and listed as 'YarnWeight 4'.

I'm thinking it may be Aran weight, which is thicker than I was wanting to knit. Am I right?  And would it knit up in Double Knit?

Any help appreciated.

Thank you,

Jessie
Jessie, who is very happy to be here!!  :),  but who has far too many sewing machines to be healthy, and a fabric stash which is becoming embarrassing.

Francesca

Re: What is Yarn Weight 4?
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2018, 16:49:02 PM »
Red Heart is a US brand so it'll be around an Aran/Worsted.

https://www.craftyarncouncil.com/standards/yarn-weight-system

It's hard to directly determine yarn weights based on names, as they can vary. Better to go with your tension.

Surest1tch

Re: What is Yarn Weight 4?
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2018, 19:16:33 PM »
« Last Edit: October 08, 2018, 19:21:29 PM by Surest1tch »

b15erk

Re: What is Yarn Weight 4?
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2018, 19:25:47 PM »
SS thank you!  I will bookmark that, it's really useful.

Jessie
Jessie, who is very happy to be here!!  :),  but who has far too many sewing machines to be healthy, and a fabric stash which is becoming embarrassing.

Renegade Sewist

Re: What is Yarn Weight 4?
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2018, 21:01:41 PM »
It's also what we think of (here in the US) as standard craft store yarn. Most frequently acrylic and turned into zillions of hata and scarves for charity and countless baby blankets. Red Heart is a major manufacturer of it.
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