Hello and welcome to another installment of All About That Base! It’s all about Worsted today, let’s go!


Worsted Fundamentals:

  • Blend: 100% Superwash Merino Wool
  • Weight: Worsted
  • Structure: 4-ply
  • Yardage: 218 yards per 100g skein
  • Recommended Needle Size: US 7-9, 16-20 stitches per 4 inches
  • Recommended Hook Size: I-K, 11-14 stitches per 4 inches
  • Care Instructions: Hand wash cold, dry flat
  • Available In: 100g skeins



 Worsted pictured in Honey and Fuchsia


Worsted is the versatile "mama bear" of the yarn world—not too thick, not too thin, just right! This 100% Merino base strikes the perfect balance of form and function. It makes quick work of your projects and produces items that are ultra-warm and hard-wearing while looking and feeling totally luxurious.



Worsted can handle anything which is why this superstar has been cherished by knitters and crocheters for generations. From slippers and hats to sweaters, blankets, and toys, it can do it all! Its larger gauge allows one-skein projects to feel substantial, and you can complete bigger projects with fewer skeins, who doesn’t love that?! With its satisfying texture and loft, Worsted guarantees a cozy and lightweight fabric with a great feel.


Frost at Dawn Cowl by Beatrice Perron Dahlen knit in Marshmallow
photo courtesy of Ravelry user simplebeans


If Worsted is your go-to base, here are just a few patterns we think would be absolutely wonderful for it!


1) Coloring Book Raglan by Aimee Sherphoto courtesy of Ravelry user Ponderbird
2) Jasmine Scarf (free) by Purl Sohophoto courtesy of the designer
3) Agnes Sweater Vest (free) by Bethany Lynnephoto courtesy of the designer
4) Half n Half Infinity Scarf by Melissa Fisherphoto courtesy of the designer


For more inspiration, check out our Ravelry Bundles for a multitude of great pattern recommendations!


Note Worthy:

  • Worsted is a classic base, perfect for timeless items like Gansey sweaters and other gorgeous vintage patterns


Next time we will be talking about our bodacious Bulky base, you won't want to miss it!




July 21, 2023 — Sarah P
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