Yarn Weight Categories

Yarn Name  Fibre  Yarn Symbol  Type of Yarn Length of yarn in 100gm* hank Recommended Needle Size Stitches to 10cm or 4 inches
2 Ply 100% Kid 100% Kid Mohair   Lace to Fingering 750 metres or 820 yards
3.75 mm** 20**
4 Ply 100% Kid 100% Kid Mohair   Sport or Baby 375 metres or 410 yards
3.25 mm 24
7 Ply 100% Kid 100% Kid Mohair   DK or Light Worsted 250 metres or 273 yards  4.00 mm 22
5 Ply 80/20
80% Young Mohair & 20% Fine Merino Wool   Sport or Baby 375 metres or 410 yards
3.25 mm 24
8 Ply 80/20
80% Young Mohair & 20% Fine Merino Wool   DK or Light Worsted 250 metres or 273 yards
4.00 mm 21
5 Ply 60/40
60% Adult Mohair & 40% Fine Merino Wool   Sport or Baby 300 metres or 327 yards
3.75 mm 25
8 Ply 60/40
60% Adult Mohair & 40% Fine Merino Wool   DK or Light Worsted 200 metres or 218 yards
4.00 mm 22
12 Ply 60/40
60% Adult Mohair & 40% Fine Merino Wool   Worsted or Aran 150 metres or 163 yards
5.00 mm 19

*100 grams is equal to 3 ½ oz

** Lace weight yarns are usually knitted on larger needles to create lacy openwork patterns

100% Mohair is knitted on slightly larger needles to result in softer fabric.