Wraps per inch gauge


wpi common name stitches per inch knitting needle sizes yards per pound
18 or more lace-weight 8 or more 00-2 2400+
16 fingering/baby/socks6-82-4 1800-2400
14 sport-weight 5-6 4-6 1200-1800
12 worsted-weight 4-5 7-9 900-1200
10 bulky/chunky 3-4 10-11 600-900
8 or less very bulky 2-3 13-16 300-600


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[This chart is constructed from examining and culling parts from many charts over the years, and from personal measurements and experience. It is approximate, as any such chart must be. It is meant to be more of a guideline than anything else.]