Worsted Weight Yarn

Wrap up and rock a warm sweater made using worsted weight yarn. If you really must, you can even make one for family members or a friend. 

What is Worsted Weight Yarn?

As a 'midweight' yarn (Worsted falls between DK and bulky), these yarns are perfect for knitting thicker sweaters or cardigans without being too bulky; they're also ideal for creating cozy scarves and snuggly hatsmitts and cowls for the fall and winter months.

Traditional woollen worsted yarns often have multiple plies (sometimes as many as six or eight strands) which creates a really round yarn making it extremely popular for its ability to produce fantastic stitch definition for cables, moss stitch and other textured pattern effects. It's no accident a traditional fisherman's gansey is made from this yarn!

Because of its notable robustness, worsted weight yarns are often a prime choice for men’s garments and accessories. For crochet lovers this weight of yarn is preferred for creating Afghans and throws with a Swedish Hygge vibe.

Worried that wearing wool will feel itchy? Fear not - many worsted weight yarns in our collection use merino wool and are, therefore, super soft when worn next to the skin. We also offer this weight yarn in other fibers such as cotton, as well as a blend with cashmere, silk, and alpaca. 

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How do you like your worsted yarn - plain or colorful?

Variety is the spice of life! This wonderful maxim equally applies to our worsted weight yarn collection.

Whether you prefer single-color yarn or the flair of variegated and hand dyed varieties, worsted weight yarns are comfortably satisfying. For something exciting and less ordinary, NoroManos del Uruguay and Malabrigo never fail to impress.

If you're looking for project inspiration, browse our knitting and crochet patterns that require worsted weight yarn. We aim to give you all of the information you need about yarn quantities, sill level, sizes, and tools needed for a pattern before you order.