When browsing our yarn offerings, you may have noticed that you can filter by weight. No, not by 50g balls or 100g skeins, but by the weight or thickness of the yarn - fingering vs. worsted vs. super bulky, etc. Of course we realize that these classifications, while very helpful, are somewhat subjective. Some yarns can be successfully worked at such a wide range of gauges that they effectively fall into two or more categories. Some yarns are right on the cusp between two weights. Some weight classifications cover a relatively large range by definition. So how do we determine what tags a particular yarn will get?
After a lot of consideration, we have decided to simply follow what Ravelry has classified the yarn as. It is a simple, free, and universal resource, and many knitters and crocheters are already using Ravelry to research yarn for new projects. We feel that coordinating data like this helps needleworkers, designers, and yarn companies alike.
For reference, here is a list of Ravelry's yarn weights from lightest (thinnest) to heaviest (thickest).
- Light Fingering
- Super Bulky