yarn glossary: classic sport

If you’re new to the crafting community or have even been a part of it for a while, you know that there are just so many different names and ways to separate the different yarn weights. Let’s be honest, it can be not only intimidating but also so confusing! I’ve been part of the crafting community for about 15 years and I still get confused. That’s why we have created the Yarn Glossary, a place to go for all things that have to do with names and weights, to help clear up any confusion while you’re yarn shopping. When talking about the weight of yarn, we are referring to how thick the strand of yarn is. Yarn weights go from 0-7, the higher the number is, the less stitches per inch you’ll have. 

This week on The Stitch, we have Classic Sport! Classic Sport is a CYC 2, it's heavier than a fingering weight yarn but lighter than a dk. It has incredible stitch definition and perfect for any projects, especially sweaters. 

What is Classic Sport?

 Classic sport is a 3 ply 100% superwash merino wool. It comes in at 328 yards per 100 grams. 


For knitting, it is recommended for a knit gauge of 23-26 stitches on a US 3-5 needle for 4 inches. For crochet, 16-20 stitches on a 3.5-4.5mm crochet hook for 4 inches. 

Crochet Projects

The Kelly Crewneck

(Two of Wands)

Ianna Sweater

(Linda Skuja)

Mosaic Jumper

(Nomad Stitches)

Timber Lodge

(Knits N Knots)

Bronwyn Shawl

(Toni Lipsey)

Amalfi Ribbed Sweater

(Grace Forthefrills)

Knit Projects

Sweater No. 15

(My Favourite Things)


(Isabell Kraemer)

Lounge Sweater

(Clarissa Schellong)

Here Comes The Sun

(Olga Putano)


(Linnea Ornstein)

Lunenburg Pullover

(Amy Christoffers)

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