Aran holds its place in between double knit and chunky yarns, making it a great weight for patterns, crochet, garments and winter accessories.
Can I use Aran instead of chunky?
You will definitely have to add stitches to your pattern if your use Aran wool instead of chunky. If you click here to the Arran Measurement System this should help you calculate the number of stitches you need to use your chunky pattern. If you need any further help, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Is Aran wool the same thickness as chunky?
Aran yarn is 18 stitches and 24 rows, to 10 x 10 cm, over stocking stitch, using 5mm needles. Chunky yarn is 14 stitches and 19 rows, to 10 x 10 cm, over stocking stitch, using 61/2mm needles.
Does 2 strands of DK equal chunky?
2 strands of DK = Worsted or Aran. 2 strands of Worsted = Chunky. 2 strands of Aran = Chunky to Super Bulky.
Is Aran wool thicker than double knit?
Aran yarns are also called “medium yarns”. They are thicker than the DK yarns and are often stronger and more rigid. If you need a heavier yarn that looks kind of delicate, you could use Aran.
What is Aran weight yarn equivalent to?
But the two are not exactly interchangeable, especially in the U.S. Aran actually weighs slightly more than worsted yarn. Some knitters and crocheters even refer to Aran-weight yarn as “heavy worsted.” The Aran yarn weight can be made from any fiber, from wool to acrylic.
Can I substitute Aran wool for chunky?
So, 100m of Chunky weight yarn can be substituted with 2 strands of Aran weight yarn but you will need approx 200m of the Aran weight yarn.
Is bulky yarn the same as chunky?
Bulky (US) is known as chunky (UK) and 12 ply weight (AU/NZ). Icelandic Lopi is a bulky yarn. Bulky and chunky yarns can vary a lot in thickness. Frequently, yarn companies will lump all yarns thicker than aran or worsted into this one category.
What size needles for chunky wool?
|Yarn Weight UK||Yarn Weight US||Needle Size|
|Super Chunky||Super Bulky||8-12mm|
What ply is chunky yarn?
|Yarn Weight Conversion Chart|
|DK||DK/Light Worsted||8 ply|
Can I use 2 strands of DK instead of Aran?
For example, it can be possible to use two strands of DK weight yarn to make a worsted/aran weight yarn, or two strands of worsted/aran to make a chunky yarn. This can certainly be done with success, but only if you knit a swatch first.
Can you use double knit instead of chunky?
You can double strand DK yarn and it should knit up to a chunky/bulky gauge. Though by the gauge, that chunky yarn sounds more like a worsted weight, aran weight at best.
Can you knit with two yarns at once?
Knitting. When it comes to the actual knitting, working with two or more strands at once is exactly the same as knitting with a single strand, though it can feel kind of awkward to start with. … Likewise, as you knit each stitch you should be using both strands of yarn to knit each stitch.
Can I knit a DK pattern in Aran?
Aran or DK should be fine for that, just use bigger needles if you are using an aran. It will be thicker and bigger all round, and heavier. You will need more yards I think, too. But – you may well get better stitch definition with most DK weight wools.
What can I knit with Aran wool?
We love to knit Aran yarn – it’s so great for textured knits like cable stitch, twists & diamond patterns. Our collection includes patterns for cardigans, sweaters, scarves, hats and about anything you can think to knit. Aran weight yarn & wool comes between Double Knit and Chunky and normally knits on 4.5mm needles.
What happens if you knit a 4ply pattern in DK?
If you use DK for a 4 ply pattern it will come out bigger so, if the pattern tells you to knit for, say, 4″ or 10cms you will have to make it a bit longer to be in proportion. Most patterns have a tension guide eg 22 stitches and 24 rows for a 4″ or 10cms square (or whatever).