Worsted/Aran Weight Yarn

Are you new in the knitting scene and unfamiliar with some of the fundamental elements of knitting? Or maybe you just never deemed it necessary familiarizing yourself with the knitting jargon. You may find yourself looking up words on the internet like Aran weight yarn, worsted weight yarn, sport weight yarn and so on. It may seem a little confusing to a beginner or someone who’s unfamiliar to these types of fibers, but fear not – we’ve got you covered with all you need to know.

What is Aran weight yarn?

Let’s start off with some basics, Aran weight yarn can be made from a variety of fibers and is often termed as ‘medium yarn’, referring to the yarn weight. It is in fact, a bit heavier than worsted weight yarn, and is a good choice of yarn if you need a stronger, heavy weight yarn that still looks soft and delicate. Aran yarn is sometimes referred to as “heavy worsted”, as they are believed to be very similar – almost interchangeable. However that is not entirely true as according to yarn weight charts, Aran yarn weighs slightly more than worsted yarn.

What is worsted weight yarn?

Yarn weights can vary from one end of the weight spectrum, to the other, ranging from yarns as light and delicate as lace weight yarns, to yarns as heavy as jumbo yarns, with so many yarn types in between, worsted weight yarn happens to be the most popular for knitting and crocheting, and right in the middle of this spectrum of yarn weights. Worsted weight yarn is the most versatile yarn weight of all the yarns out there, and thus is used for knitting just about anything from fluffy sweaters, to warm beautiful scarves.

What is sport weight yarn?

Sport weight yarns come in a variety of beautiful colours for you to pick from, from deep blues and purples to beautiful pastels. In terms of yarn weights, sport weight yarn is referred to as 5 ply, as it lies in between a dk weight yarn and a 4ply, being thicker than the latter and a bit thinner than dk weight yarn. If you’re thinking of knitting up some cozy scarves for you to hide in, fluffy sweaters to fight the cold in, and fuzzy socks to keep your toes warm in the winter, sport weight yarn would be a good choice.

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Malabrigo Rios Merino Knitting Yarn

Malabrigo

$15.40

  • Aguas 855
  • Almond Blossom 703
  • Ankara Green 413
  • Archangel 850
  • +81
Istex Lettlopi Icelandic Wool Knitting Yarn

Istex

$5.49

  • Black Heather 0005
  • White 0051
  • Black Sheep 0052
  • Acorn 0053
  • +41
Cascade 220 Superwash Wool Knitting Yarn

Cascade

$11.00

  • 1914 Alaska Sky
  • 1947 Amethyst Heather(d)
  • 856 Aporto
  • 817 Aran
  • +54
Plymouth Yarn Worsted Merino Superwash Knitting Yarn

Plymouth

$16.00

  • Aqua 049
  • Aquamarine 056
  • Basil Heather 028
  • Black 002
  • +70
Cascade Nifty Cotton Knitting Yarn

Cascade

$7.00

  • Aqua 17
  • Baby Lime 18
  • Berry 25
  • Black 03
  • +31
Berroco Ultra Wool Worsted Superwash Wool Knitting Yarn

Berroco

$12.00

  • Snow 3300
  • Oat 3305
  • Dove 3311
  • Lilac 3314
  • +48
Berroco Modern Cotton Worsted Cotton Rayon Knitting Yarn
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Berroco Modern Cotton Worsted Cotton Rayon Knitting Yarn

Berroco

$7.00 $10.00

  • Bluffs 1600
  • Sandy Point 1601
  • Piper 1603
  • Gadwall 1608
  • +39
Juniper Moon Farm Cumulus Cotton Nylon Knitting Yarn

Juniper Moon Farm

$21.50

  • Andean Flamingo 20
  • Blackberry 37
  • Brandywine 31
  • Clumber Spaniel 17
  • +22
Istex Plötulopi Wool Knitting Yarn

Istex

$9.50

  • White 0001
  • Light Beige 0003
  • Black Heather 0005
  • Brown 0009
  • +39
Blue Sky Fibers Woolstok Worsted 50 grams Wool Knitting Yarn

Blue Sky Fibers

$8.50

  • Cast Iron 1300
  • Storm Cloud 1301
  • Gravel Road 1302
  • Highland Fleece 1303
  • +23
Knitted Wit Targhee Aran Knitting Yarn
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Knitted Wit Targhee Aran Knitting Yarn

Knitted Wit

$12.50 $27.00

  • Acadia National Park
  • Amazonite
  • American Samoa
  • Aquamarine
  • +37
Big Bad Wool Weepaca Worsted Merino Alpaca Knitting Yarn

Big Bad Wool

$13.00

  • Big Boy Blue
  • Birmingham
  • Bleach White
  • Charcoal
  • +33
Cascade Nifty Cotton Splash Knitting Yarn

Cascade

$9.00

  • Blue n Green 207
  • Candy 204
  • Carnation 205
  • Dawn 210
  • +12
Noro Ito Wool Knitting Yarn

Noro

$42.50

  • 01 Zama
  • 02 Abiko
  • 03 Yubari
  • 04 Bizen
  • +17
Blue Sky Fibers Woolstok Worsted 150 gram Wool Knitting Yarn

Blue Sky Fibers

$24.20

  • Cast Iron 1300L
  • Storm Cloud 1301L
  • Gravel Road 1302L
  • Highland Fleece 1303L
  • +5
Blue Sky Fibers Woolstok Bundle Kit

Blue Sky Fibers

$34.00

  • Neutral
  • Cool
  • Warm
  • Holiday Cheer
  • +1
Juniper Moon Farm Cumulus Dappled Cotton Worsted Knitting Yarn

Juniper Moon Farm

$24.00

  • On The Rocks 101
  • Shirley Temple 102
  • Lily By The Sea 109
  • Kokomo Blues 111
  • +8
Anzula For Better or Worsted Merino Cashmere Knitting Yarn
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Anzula For Better or Worsted Merino Cashmere Knitting Yarn

Anzula

$19.00 $35.00

  • 1 Red Shoe
  • Aqua
  • Arizona
  • Au Natural
  • +55
Plymouth Yarn Sea Isle Cotton Knitting Yarn

Plymouth

$16.00

  • Atlantic 007
  • Beach Plum 010
  • Coral 002
  • Lime 012
  • +10
Blue Sky Fibers Extra Aran Alpaca Merino Knitting Yarn

Blue Sky Fibers

$29.90

  • Butter Cream 3510
  • Carmine 3511
  • Lei 3513
  • North Atlantic 3515 (d)
  • +14
Gedifra Laura Alpaca Cotton Knitting Yarn
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Gedifra Laura Alpaca Cotton Knitting Yarn

Gedifra

$5.50 $12.00

  • 3200 Ecru
  • 3201 Tan
  • 3202 Mustard
  • 3203 Brown
  • +8
West Yorkshire Spinners The Croft- Shetland Tweed Aran Weight Knitting Yarn

West Yorkshire Spinners

$16.20

  • Heylor 754
  • Boddam 756
  • Mossbank 757
  • Stonybreck 759
  • +8
Plymouth Yarn Mojito Merino Knitting Yarn
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Plymouth Yarn Mojito Merino Knitting Yarn

Plymouth

$3.99 $9.00

  • Charcoal 022
  • Cobalt 026
  • Copper 023
  • Crimson 028
  • +6
Cascade El Cielo Alpaca Nylon Knitting Yarn
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Cascade El Cielo Alpaca Nylon Knitting Yarn

Cascade

$9.50 $16.00

  • Amethyst 14
  • Black 08
  • Blue Coral 11
  • Bordeaux 04
  • +10