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Jul 25, 2014 10:00:46   #
virg
 
is baby yarn same as sport yarn?
 
Jul 25, 2014 10:16:41   #
Sewvirgo
 
Here is a handy little chart. Baby is same as fingering or sock.


Jul 25, 2014 10:20:30   #
sewlj
 
It doesn't mention sport yarn on the chart but sport yarn is heavier than baby yarn
Jul 25, 2014 10:24:21   #
jmcret05 (a regular here)
 
http://www.craftyarncouncil.com/weight.html

According to the Council, it is, but it is also is in the Fingering category. Personally, I believe it is a description to help you decide if it is a suitable weight for baby projects.

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Jul 25, 2014 10:38:37   #
Casey47
 
Not to try to confuse the issue but a lifetime ago when I first started knitting, Sport yarn was marked as #3 weight. I still have some skeins from back then and the yarn is definitely heavier than baby and just a bit heavier than DK. Maybe it was just a USA thing for awhile???
Jul 25, 2014 10:49:51   #
gdhavens
 
I think of sport weight yarn as slightly heavier/thicker than baby yarn, but not as heavy/thick as worsted weight. Your swatch can be your best friend in a case of really liking the yarn, but not sure what to use it for??? When buying the yarn, you could compare the labels of baby weight, sport weight and worsted weight to see how the gauge and suggested needle sizes compare.
 
Jul 25, 2014 12:06:23   #
DonnieK
 
Casey47 wrote:
Not to try to confuse the issue but a lifetime ago when I first started knitting, Sport yarn was marked as #3 weight. I still have some skeins from back then and the yarn is definitely heavier than baby and just a bit heavier than DK. Maybe it was just a USA thing for awhile???


Me too. When I started Worsted weight was called 4 ply because it was 4 plys of yarn. Sport weight was 3 ply because it had 3 plys of yarn 1 and 2 ply were the the same and bulky weights (mainly rug yarns like Aunt Lydia's).

Times are a changing and so are the yarns. There are a lot more "blended" type yarns today than in the stoneage when I learned to knit. Had never even heard of DK until I joined KP!!!
Jul 25, 2014 12:14:07   #
dlarkin
 
I have always seen DK used for baby yarn.
Jul 25, 2014 13:24:17   #
Cyber Granny
 
In south africa the majority of our yarn is DK or 4ply, that is our common yarns.
Jul 25, 2014 13:36:44   #
Jessica-Jean (a regular here)
 
Every guideline for yarns has overlap, because not all yarn makers spin to the exact same thickness. Even yarns from the same maker can have differences in thicknesses just from the amount of dye stuff! Darker shades may work up to different gauges than lighter shades.

My 'bible' for sorting out yarns is in the HEADINGS of the columns of the PDF download below. Wraps-per-inch or an actual gauge swatch tell the true truth far better than any manufacturer's label.

Sock yarn is only different in fibre content from other fingering weight yarns; it has a percentage (usually about 20%) nylon for strength and longer wear.

'Baby' yarn seems to be more a colour classification than an actual thickness issue; it's usually all the pastels and none of the brights and may be very thin or not-so-thin.

By the way, the only stupid question is the one unasked. No one ever learned without asking questions.
KnitDB_NeedleHook_Inventory from stitchdragon.com
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Jul 25, 2014 19:36:40   #
run4fittness (a regular here)
 
depends on which baby yarn you are using. It comes in many different weights also.
 
Jul 25, 2014 23:21:11   #
Sewvirgo
 
sewlj wrote:
It doesn't mention sport yarn on the chart but sport yarn is heavier than baby yarn

Oops! you are correct. I didn't answer her question at all. Yes, I agree that sport weight is heavier than baby. I think Sport weight and DK are supposed to be about the same. Make a swatch to check gauge if you need to be true to size since some yarns do not knit up the same even if they are labeled the same.
Jul 26, 2014 07:46:38   #
Laulette
 
Yes, sort of, baby sport is, however baby yarn is 3 ply not 4. So look on the strip for the number. Hope this helps.


Jul 26, 2014 08:48:21   #
Chainstitcher
 
virg wrote:
is baby yarn same as sport yarn?

I always read the thread on a post with a title such as this, because I always learn from the replies. Thanks for asking this question.
Jul 27, 2014 14:58:20   #
Catladysher
 
I too look at Sport weight yarns and DK yarns as being comparable to one another...
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