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Yarn Specs By Gauge
Cascade Yarns determines the weight of our yarn by the Craft Yarn Council Guidelines.
Note: These are guidelines only and reflect the most commonly used gauges and needle or hook sizes for specific yarn categories.

 
    Lace/Fingering/Sock Weight (Super Fine - 1 Ply)
    Sock - Fingering - Baby
  • Knitting Needle Size: Size US 1 - 3 / 2.25 - 3.25 mm
  • Knitting Gauge: 27 - 32 sts = 4" (10 cm)
  • Crochet Hook Size: B/1 - E/4 / 2.25 - 3.5 mm)
  • Crochet Gauge: 21 - 32 sts = 4" (10 cm)

 
Lace/Fingering - 1
    Sport/Baby Weight (Fine - 2 Ply)
    Sport - Baby
  • Knitting Needle Size: Size US 3 - 5 / 3.25 - 3.75 mm
  • Knitting Gauge: 23 - 26 = 4" (10 cm)
  • Crochet Hook Size: E/4 - 7 / 3.5 - 4.5 mm
  • Crochet Gauge: 16 - 20 sts = 4" (10 cm)

Sport/Baby - 2
    DK/Light Worsted (Light - 3 Ply)
    DK - Light Worsted
  • Knitting Needle Size: Size US 5 - 7 / 3.75 - 4.5 mm
  • Knitting Gauge: 21 - 24 sts = 4" (10 cm)
  • Crochet Hook Size: 7 - I/9 / 4.5 - 5.5 mm
  • Crochet Gauge: 12 - 17 sts = 4" (10 cm)

DK/Lt. Worsted- 3
    Worsted/Afghan/Aran (Medium - 4 Ply)
    Worsted - Afghan - Aran
  • Knitting Needle Size: Size US 7 - 9 / 4.5 - 5.5 mm
  • Knitting Gauge: 16 - 20 = 4" (10 cm)
  • Crochet Hook Size:I/9 - K/10½ / 5.5 - 6.5 mm
  • Crochet Gauge: 11 - 14 sts = 4" (10 cm)

Worsted/Aran - 4
    Chunky/Craft/Rug (Bulky - 5 Ply)
    Chunky - Craft - Rug
  • Knitting Needle Size: Size US 9 - 11 / 5.5 - 8.0 mm
  • Knitting Gauge: 12 - 15 sts = 4" (10 cm)
  • Crochet Hook Size: K/10½ to M/13 / 6.5 - 9 mm
  • Crochet Gauge: 8 - 11 sts = 4" (10 cm)

Bulky - 5
    Super Bulky(Super Bulky - 6 Ply)
    Super Bulky - Roving
  • Knitting Needle Size: Size US 11 - 17 / 8.0 - 12.75 mm
  • Knitting Gauge: 7 - 11 sts = 4" (10 cm)
  • Crochet Hook Size: M/13 to Q / 9 - 15 mm
  • Crochet Gauge: 7 - 9 sts = 4" (10 cm)

Super Bulky - 6
    Jumbo (Jumbo/Roving -7 Ply)
    Jumbo - Roving
  • Knitting Needle Size: Size US 17 (or larger) / 12.75 mm
  • Knitting Gauge: 6 sts or fewer = 4" (10 cm)
  • Crochet Hook Size: Q and larger / 15.0 mm and larger
  • Crochet Gauge: 6 sts or fewer = 4" (10 cm)

Jumbo - 6
           
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