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Oct 20, 2011 09:28:54   #
AuntieDel
 
I found a pattern for my grandson finally but now I am hoping that "Aran Wieght" is the same as "Worsted Wieght", can any of you yarn savvy ladies or gents tell me?

Materials: Lion Wool Aran weight yarn 158 yards (144 meters) / 85 grams
(A) Midnight Blue - 5 balls
(B) Winter White - 0.5 ball
(C) Ebony - 0.5 ball

Needles: size 8 (5mm)
 
Oct 20, 2011 09:39:26   #
Poledra65 (a regular here)
 
Aran is a medium worsted I do believe.
Yep it is.
Medium: Worsted-weight, Afghan, Aran Yarn - Lion Brand Yarn
www.lionbrand.com/.../yarnInfo.cgi?yarnByClass=1&weightCategor
Oct 20, 2011 09:47:57   #
Jayne Bisby
 
Hi, I'm from the uk and knit a lot of things with Aran weight yarn. It is a 10ply I think it is described as Fishermans in the US?

The Tension Gauge is: 18 stitches and 24 rows to 10cms
on 5mm Needles.

Although it is tedious it is essential to knit a tension square to determine wether you need to change your needle size so you knit the chosen pattern at the correct tension otherwise your garment may be too small or too big and you may not have enough yarn to complete your project.

To do a Tension Square
Cast on 30sts and knit 30 rows, cast off or bind off.

With a ruler and pins measure and mark out 10cms (4 inches) in a square (4 sides equal) using the pins to mark this.

Count the stitches and the rows. change the size of the needles and reknit until you have the correct tension gauge

Dont worry you may only need to change up or down one size.

I recommend that you create a folder with individual plastic sleeves in (the sort used for paper and available from most stationers)and put your tension squares in it, with a note to say which yarn it is and which size needles created it,
so that if you use that kind of yarn at a future time you will not need to redo your tension square, unless you want to. Thanks for reading and Happy knitting :-) x
Oct 20, 2011 09:56:30   #
druidsgirl
 
That's sensible advice from Jayne Bisby. Here is a simple chart
http://www.theknittingsite.com/knitting-conversion-tables/

knittingstandards.com have one as well.
Oct 20, 2011 10:47:50   #
5mmdpns
 
http://www.craftyarncouncil.com/weight.html

Check out the above link and you will find it very useful for finding out all sorts of information about yarns. Look also at the left side bar and see all the other information available from this site. The aran yarn is a #4 weight yarn, same as worsted weight.
Oct 20, 2011 11:10:33   #
e.ridenh
 
AuntieDel wrote:
I found a pattern for my grandson finally but now I am hoping that "Aran Wieght" is the same as "Worsted Wieght", can any of you yarn savvy ladies or gents tell me?

Materials: Lion Wool Aran weight yarn 158 yards (144 meters) / 85 grams
(A) Midnight Blue - 5 balls
(B) Winter White - 0.5 ball
(C) Ebony - 0.5 ball

Needles: size 8 (5mm)

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Google for a yarn weight chart, Del.......Aran weight is a general weight yarn.....or common weight = four ply = #4, I believe.

That yarn weight chart is in SEARCH (above) and Links (far below), too here on forum = it came from the web; I use Google.

Good luck, sweetie!

Donna Rae
..........oh, print that and other charts off, also.....I print two. LOL!!
 
Oct 20, 2011 16:33:59   #
AuntieDel
 
Thank you so much Ladies! :mrgreen:

You would think I would know these things but I forget just how much is really out on the interwebs and seldom think to check first.

((HUGS))
Oct 21, 2011 11:51:27   #
kimmyz (a regular here)
 
I've always thought that "Aran" weight was very slightly heavier than "worsted" weight. Also, it tends to have a tighter twist - originally to keep the chill and moisture away from fishermen's skin. But it's close enough to "worsted" weight to use the same patterns.
Gauge Chart from Bernat
Gauge Chart from Bernat...
Oct 21, 2011 15:32:40   #
marceme
 
i have never heard of the ARAN WEIGHT but i bet it is COLOR ARAN and the ww... is worsted weight HUGS GLAD YOU FOUND A GOOD PATTERN ME
AuntieDel wrote:
I found a pattern for my grandson finally but now I am hoping that "Aran Wieght" is the same as "Worsted Wieght", can any of you yarn savvy ladies or gents tell me?

Materials: Lion Wool Aran weight yarn 158 yards (144 meters) / 85 grams
(A) Midnight Blue - 5 balls
(B) Winter White - 0.5 ball
(C) Ebony - 0.5 ball

Needles: size 8 (5mm)
 
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