Weaving yarn thickness or gauge is measured very differently than knitting or crochet yarn. Typically it is measured in gauge using two numbers with a slash in between. For example the 2 in specifications for 3/2 yarn would be the ply so this particular specification is stating the yarn is 2 ply. Also, the gauge or thickness of the yarn is stated with the first number so it's a size 3 yarn. Since it's referencing gauge for the sizing the larger the first number the thinner the yarn so 3/2 is a fairly thick weaving yarn. A very common size of weaving yarn is 8/2 and is typically used for dishcloths and is a little thinner than fingering weight knitting yarn. Another popular size is the 10/2 which is closer to lace weight yarn. There are sizes of weaving yarn all the way to 60/2 which is paper thin and beyond that which are razor thin made from very strong materials like linen that won't break easily. We have a huge selection of weaving yarn
here at the shop, let us know if you can't find the yarn you need, we probably have it.
Article ID: 4, Created On: 2/1/2012, Modified: 10/6/2012