Aran weight yarn is a perfect choice for sweaters, cardigans and pullovers, scarves, cowls, wraps and hats - and homeware too. Aran yarn weight is categorized in medium-weight yarns. Check out the Craft Yarn Council's standard yarn weight.

Aran yarn weight can be made from any fiber, from acrylic to wool.

International standard weights

Below is a table comparing yarn weights (ply or thicknesses) in a range of countries

USA: 4 or Medium
UK: Aran, Triple Knit (rare)
Australia: 10 or 12 ply
m/100g: 120-200
Wraps Per Inch: 9-12 wpi
Recommended knitting needle size, mm: 4.5 - 5.5
Recommended crochet hook size, mm: 5.5 - 6.5

Aran Weight Knitting Yarn & Wool

Knit Aran on a 4.50mm - 5.00mm needle and it's great for cables and other textured stitches.

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