# You asked: What do the ounces mean on yarn?

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## What do numbers on yarn mean?

The first number is the size of each ply that makes up the yarn. The second number is how many plies the yarn has. So 3/2 is two plies of size three yarn and 5/2 is two plies of size five yarn. The number that describes the size is larger the thinner the yarn. So size 5 yarn is thinner than size 3 yarn.

## What does 50g mean in yarn?

50g stands for “50 grams”. This refers to how heavy the yarn is. 50 grams of yarn is equivalent to approximately 1.76 ounces of yarn. So if you have 2 x 50 gram balls it is equivalent to a 100-gram ball of yarn.

## How do you determine the weight of yarn on a label?

Count the wraps within the inch, and compare against these measurements below:

1. Lace or 2 ply: 35 or more.
2. Light fingering, sock, or 2 ply: 22 – 34.
3. Fingering or 4 ply: 19 – 22.
4. Sport: 15 – 18.
5. DK: 12 – 17.
6. Worsted or Aran: 9 – 11.
7. Bulky or Chunky: 8 – 10.
8. Super Bulky or Super Chunky: Anything that has 7 or less wraps per inch.

## What is yarn size?

The yarn size is a measurement used for the number of 840yd hanks per pound and is many times also referred to as the spun size. The yarn size generally includes both the yarn size and number of ply. Examples include: 46/2 representing 46’s cotton count – 2 ply.

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## What are the different sizes of yarn?

Yarn Weight (Thickness)

Yarn Weight US Needle Size Knitting Stitches Per Inch, in Stockinette Stitch
Fine or sport-weight 3–6 5–6
Light worsted or DK (double-knitting) 5–7 5–5 1/2
Medium- or worsted-weight, afghan, Aran 7–9 4–5
Bulky or chunky 10–11 3–3 1/2

## How long is 100g yarn?

600-1000m per 100g = Lace (600m being a ‘heavy’ laceweight) 375-550m per 100g = Fingering (550 being ‘light’ fingering)

## What does G mean in yarn?

That thick, puffy yarn ball will be 100 grams. Now look around for some thin stuff. Its probably labeled as sock yarn and check the label. I bet you its 100 grams too. Most commercially available yarn is sold in 100 gram balls/skeins.

## What is medium size yarn?

Medium weight, worsted weight yarn, is the most common thickness in knitting and crochet. Yarns of this weight will print the yarn label with the #4 weight symbol and will say “medium”. Worsted weight yarn is ideal for all kinds of knit and crochet apparel, accessories, blankets and other home decor items.