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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Emergency Crocheted Bookbag and Yarn Thickness/Weight for Beginners

Crocheted Drawstring Bookbag with Adjustable shoulder strap

Hello All! I recently broke the zipper on my $60.00 bookbag that I purchased 2 years ago from the college bookstore at UNC Asheville. I am now at CofC (College of Charleston), and I do not plan to purchase another expensive bookbag from the Borders bookstore on campus. I went home, and I immediately pulled out the fattest yarn that I could find (yarn thickness or weight), and started crocheting.  Visit the following website to learn more regarding Yarn Thickness.

Yarn Weight/Thickness for Dummies
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Common Yarn Weights
 
Yarn WeightNumber ID and SymbolUS Needle SizeKnitting Stitches Per Inch, in Stockinette StitchCommon Uses
Lace000–18–10Lace knitting
Super fine, fingering, or baby-weight1–37–8Light layettes, socks
Fine or sport-weight3–65–6Light sweaters, baby things, accessories
Light worsted or DK (double-knitting)5–75–5 1/2Sweaters and other garments, lightweight scarves
Medium- or worsted-weight, afghan, Aran7–94–5Sweaters, blankets, outdoor wear (hats, scarves, mittens, and so on)
Bulky or chunky10–113–3 1/2Rugs, jackets, blankets
Super bulky13–152–2 1/2Heavy blankets and rugs, sweaters




Crocheted Knapsack with adjustable shoulder strap

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