Fingering Weight Yarn

Fingering weight yarn is a lightweight yarn that is known for its softness and drape and often used for knitting socks, lace garments, and other small items. It is generally finer than sport and DK weight yarn, and has a weight of 7-8 wraps per inch on a US 0-3 needles.

Overall, fingering yarn, also sometimes referred to as “baby weight” or “sock yarn”, is a versatile and popular choice for a wide range of projects, including lace patterns, shawls and wraps, baby items, socks, and lightweight sweaters and cardigans.

Some popular knitting and crochet projects that people like to make using fingering weight yarn include:

  • Lace patterns: Fingering weight yarn is a popular choice for lace patterns because it creates a delicate and drapey fabric.
  • Shawls and wraps: Fingering weight yarn can be used to create lightweight and drapey shawls and wraps.
  • Baby clothes and blankets: Fingering weight yarn is a good choice for baby items because it is soft and comfortable against the skin.
  • Socks: Fingering weight yarn can be used to create lightweight and comfortable socks.
  • Lightweight sweaters and cardigans: Fingering weight yarn can be used to create lightweight and comfortable garments that are perfect for warmer weather.