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Yarn - Weight, Needle Sizes and Gauge
Weight 
Gauge
(Stiches
Per Inch)
Wraps
Per Inch
Yds
Per
Pound
Needle
Size
Lace, Baby  8+ 18+   2600+  00 - 2
Sock, Fingering, Baby  6 - 8 16 
1900 -
2400 
1 - 4 
Sport 5.5 - 6  14 
 1200 - 1800 
 4 - 6
DK, Light Worsted 5.5  13  1100 - 1400  5 - 7 
Worsted, Afghan, Aran 4 - 5  12  900 - 1200  7 - 9 
Bulky, Chunky, Craft, Rug 3 - 4  10  600 - 800  10 - 11 
Very Bulky, Roving 2 - 3  8 or less  400 or less  13 - 15 
*Wraps Per Inch or abbreviated as WPI is being used by designers and yarn manufacturers when specifying their designs or yarn characteristics. Two yarns that have the same WPI can be exchanged. This is important if you are trying to substitute one yarn for another for a given pattern.
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