Knitting Reference – Needle Sizes
Knitting needles in the UK are now sold in metric measurements. However, if you’ve inherited your great-grandmother’s knitting bag you may have needles with the old UK ratings so these have been included for your information. Where there is a gap in the table this is where there is no direct equivalent size.
Knitting Reference – Yarn Types
While many people speak English all over the world, we tend to have different names for the same thing and this is certainly true of yarn types.
|1 ply||lace weight|
|2 ply, 3ply||baby, fingering|
|4 ply||sport weight|
|8 ply, double knit, dk||worsted weight|
|10 ply, Aran||fisherman or medium|
|12 ply, Chunky||bulky|