WORSTED & ARAN WEIGHT YARNS

BLUE SKY SURI MERINO
Extra Alpaca Merino
BIG BAD WOOL: WEEPACA
Malabrigo rios worsted
Malabrigo Merino
Malabrigo Merino Variegated
malabrigo silky merino
GALLER WOW
BLUE SKY EXTRA
BLUE SKY SURI MERINO
BIG BAD WOOL: WEEPACA
WOOL AND THE GANG ALPACHINO MERINO
YARN SNOB worsted merino yarn
madelinetosh Vintage Merino
Artyarns Cashmere Yarn
jade sapphire handspun cashmere yarn
jade sapphire handspun cashmere yarn
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Be Sweet Bamboo Yarn
theodora's pearls Bamboo
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Artyarns Rhapsody Glitter (Worsted)
Artyarns Beaded Silk Rhapsody
Artyarns Silk Rhapsody with Beads & Sequins
Artyarns Beaded Silk Rhapsody Mohair with Sequins (Worsted)
malabrigo verano
Blue sky Worsted Cotton
Kinua Organic Cotton Worsted
Pakucho Farfalla Wavy Organic
Pakucho Worsted Organic
Inca Eco Organic Cotton Yarn imported by Joseph Galler
Be Sweet Bambino Organically Grown Cotton and Bamboo Yarn
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Artyarns Silk Rhapsody Yarn
Artyarns Cashmere Yarn
Artyarns Supermerino Yarn
Artyarns Silk Rhapsody Mohair (Worsted)
Artyarns Rhapsody Glitter (Worsted)
Artyarns Silk Rhapsody with Beads & Sequins
Artyarns Beaded Silk Rhapsody
Be Sweet Brushed Mohair (worsted)
WOOL AND THE GANG TAKE CARE MOHAIR
Blue sky Worsted Cotton
Blue sky Worsted Cotton
Kinua Organic Cotton Worsted
Be Sweet Bambino Organically Grown Cotton and Bamboo Yarn
Pakucho Farfalla Wavy Organic
Inca Eco Organic Cotton Yarn imported by Joseph Galler
Pakucho Worsted Organic
Peau De Soie Hand Dyed Silk Yarn
Alchemy Silk Purse
Artyarns Beaded Silk Rhapsody Mohair (Worsted)
malabrigo silky merino
Blue Sky Woolstok
Blue Sky Woolstok Tweed

Worsted weight yarn is a medium weight yarn, between a DK/Sport weight and a chunky weight yarn. Commonly used for sweaters, scarves, hats and light blankets, it's also a great beginner yarn, where thinner and bulkier yarns can be more of a challenge. Also popular with crochet where it is often made into blankets and throws.

Needle size for worsted weight projects can vary based on desired effect so check your pattern for recommended needle size.

Also consider the number of plies your worsted yarn has, with more plies giving more strength and durablity, meaning less pilling. So for hats and gloves/mittens especially look for a multi ply worsted like Jade Sapphire's Zageo.


Look at our huge collection of worsted weight yarns above: there are a lot of choices when selecting a luxury worsted weight yarn. One big consideration is your budget of course. Malabrigo Merino, Blue Sky's Worsted Organic Cotton and Woolstok are all very popular yet affordable yarns. Fab's own Peau de Soie Silk is also an incredible value on a lovely and durable silk worsted.


For a special project you can't beat a cashmere worsted like Jade Sapphire's 6-ply Zageo or Artyarn's 5-ply Cashmere. But then you've also got Artyarns amazing beaded silk/mohair blends like Beaded Silk Rhapsody.


Woolstok Tweed Aran Weight Pattern

Aran weight yarn is similar to worsted but slightly heavier, sometimes known as heavy worsted. More commonly known in the UK and you can substitute one for another depending on the pattern. Your resulting piece will be about 10% larger using an aran weight yarn vs a worsted, so for a blanket no big deal but for garments, you'll end up with a larger size. Blue Sky's Woolstok Tweed is an excellent example of an aran weight yarn. (See pattern at right).