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yarn glossary: classic worsted

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 Worsted! Classic Worsted is a CYC 4 and is also known as medium weight yarn, but still gives you a gorgeous drape to your projects. Worsted is perfect for scarves, shawls, sweaters, blankets, baby items - really, the list is endless! 

What is Classic Worsted?

Classic worsted is a 4 ply, 100% superwash merino wool. Ours holds 218 yards/100g and is the most beautifully squishy yarn with gorgeous drape for any projects in your que!


As a CYC 4, worsted works up pretty quicky - much faster than fingering weight yarn! The knit gauge is 16-20 stitches for 4 inches. For crochet, it's 11-14 single crochet stitches! 

Crochet Projects

Daphne Afghan

(TL Yarn Crafts)

Aestas Top

(Hooked by Anna)

Rosebud Raglan

(Knits 'N Knots)

Easy Boho Coasters

(Grace Forthefrills)

 Arizona Sweater Dress

(Briana K Designs)

Simple Cozy Hat

(Crochet Together)

Knit Projects


(Jennifer Steingass)

Thicksgiving Socks

(Summer Lee)

Inclinations Shawl

(Drea Renee Knits)

Antler Toque

(Tin Can Knits)

 Stockholm Slipover



(Melody Hoffmann)

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