I noticed that Interweave will use a yarn weight in their directions, such as "Yarn weight: #3 - Light"
Can someone enlighten me about this? The directions for a pattern that I like call for a discontinued yarn, so it will have to be substituted.
Also, is there a source chart to quickly determine what yarns can be substituted? It would be great to have ALL yarns (obsolete as well as current) charted and cross referenced according to weight. I can dream, can't I?
Thanks for your help.
Try this: http://www.yarnstandards.com/weight.html
Let me know if that is what you wanted.
I find alot of the yarns say #4 weight and another yarn says 4 and they are thinner.....what goes on with these weight numbers??
I have noticed that a lot of "off-shore" yarns made in other countries are thinner than the ones made in North America. I like to stick to Bernat yarns simply because of this aspect to yarn weights (which are the thickness or thinness of a yarn). I can switch around in the Bernat yarn to get different weights but this is also where gauge and swatching really comes into effect when doing a project.
The yarn standards council of North America is the standard for yarns made in North America.
Hope this helps you out. Happy knitting, Zoe