Is Aran Irish Twist yarn different then worsted weight yarn?

Answer Aran Irish Twist yarn is a type of worsted weight yarn. It is manufactured by Mary Maxim, and is made of 100 percent, machine-washable acrylic. It is available in 3.5-ounce skeins.References:Wise N... Read More »

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What is the difference in Aran Irish twist yarn& regular worsted weight yarn?

Mary Maxim manufactures a type of acrylic yarn called Aran Irish Twist. This yarn is worsted weight--sometimes called medium, afghan or aran weight--and is designated by the number "4" on the wrapp... Read More »

What is worsted weight yarn?

The "weight" of a yarn refers to the thickness of the yarn and the size of stitches it will produce when knitting. Worsted weight is regarded as the standard weight. It is neither thin nor thick ... Read More »

What is the worsted weight of light yarn?

According to the Craft Yarn Council of America, lightweight yarn is also known as light worsted, and is classified in weight category number three. It should be used with size five to seven (3.75 t... Read More »

What count is worsted weight yarn?

Yarn count is a fraction number that represents the number plies in wool yarn over the number of skeins needed to make 1 lb. of yarn. A 1 count of worsted yarn has 560 yards of yarn. Three-ply wors... Read More »