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SHEEP THRILLS always maintains a huge selection of standard, basic yarns but our passion is hard-to-find yarn from small batch indie dyers and we are on constant lookout for exciting new yarns that have never been seen in south Florida.  We started with The Fiber Seed, Interlacements, Hedgehog Fibres, and Anzulla and have since added Three Irish Girls, Black Cat Fibers, Cut Throat Yarns and Hanalei Hand-Dyed to name a few.

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YARN CHART
CATEGORIES OF YARN,

GAUGE RANGES
AND
RECOMMENDED NEEDLE AND HOOK SIZE
Yarn Weight Symbol 
& Category Names
lacesuper finefinelightmediumbulkysuper bulkyjumbo
Type of
Yarns in
Category
Fingering
10-count 
crochet 
thread
Sock, Fingering, Baby Sport,
Baby
DK,
Light
Worsted
Worsted,
Afghan,
Aran
Chunky,
Craft,
Rug
Super Bulky,
Roving
Jumbo,
Roving
Knit Gauge
Range* in
Stockinette
Stitch to 4 inches
33–40**
sts
27–32
sts
23–26
sts
21–24
sts
16–20
sts
12–15
sts
7–11
sts
6 sts and fewer
Recommended
Needle in
Metric Size
Range
1.5–2.25
mm
2.25—
3.25
mm
3.25—
3.75
mm
3.75—
4.5
mm
4.5—
5.5
mm
5.5—
8
mm
8—
12.75 mm
12.75 mm and larger
Recommended
Needle U.S.
Size Range
000–1 1 to 3 3 to 5 5 to 7 7 to 9 9 to 11 11
to 17
17
and
larger
Crochet Gauge*
Ranges in
Single Crochet
to 4 inch
32–42
double
crochets**
21–32
sts
16–20
sts
12–17
sts
11–14
sts
8–11
sts
7–9
sts
6 sts and fewer
Recommended
Hook in Metric
Size Range
Steel***
1.6–1.4
mm
Regular hook
2.25 mm
2.25—
3.5
mm
3.5—
4.5
mm
4.5—
5.5
mm
5.5—
6.5 
mm
6.5—
9
mm
9—
15 mm
15
mm and
larger
Recommended
Hook U.S.
Size Range
Steel***
6, 7, 8
Regular
hook B–1
B–1
to
E–4
E–4
to
7
7
to
I–9
I–9
to
K–10 1⁄2
K–10 1⁄2 to
M–13
M–13
to Q
Q
and
larger

* GUIDELINES ONLY: The above reflect the most commonly used gauges and needle or hook sizes for specific yarn categories.

** Lace weight yarns are usually knitted or crocheted on larger needles and hooks to create lacy, openwork patterns. Accordingly, a gauge range is difficult to determine. Always follow the gauge stated in your pattern.

*** Steel crochet hooks are sized differently from regular hooks—the higher the number, the smaller the hook, which is the reverse of regular hook sizing

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