Yarn Label Information
Yarn Weight Symbols
Symbols will be introduced to designate the various weights (thicknesses) of yarn on labels and to designate the skill level (beginner to experienced) of a pattern.
For yarn weighs a ball/skein will be used containing a number between 0–7, with 0 the finest and 7 the thickest. Downloadable yarn label and skill level symbols.
The skill level symbol is a horizontal bar divided into four sections.When one section of the bar is shaded, it indicates a beginner pattern; four shaded sections indicate a pattern for experienced knitters or crocheters.
Below is how you can expect to see the new yarn symbols used on a label; and how the yarn and skill level symbols might appear in a pattern. See Standard Yarn Weight System and Skill Levels for more information about what the new symbols will represent. As noted in the introduction, these changes will be implemented over time with the printing of new labeling and the publishing of new books, patterns and magazines.
NOTE ABOUT PRINTING THIS CHART: While easy to read on your computer screen, the above chart will be slightly bit mapped when printed. For a sharper copy, print out the standards document pdf.