After finishing my baby hat project, I was looking at the pattern and it called for worsted weight yarn. I didn’t know what this was, and I see the phrase a lot in knitting blogs and patterns, etc. I obviously ignored the fact that I had no idea and just went for the yarn I had chosen (because I’m wild, you see). When I was a few rows in, it looked fine, as the pattern produced didn’t look too gappy or anything, as if the yarn was too thin.
So, having already made my hat, I had a Google and discovered that it was the US equivalent of Aran. My confusion is about the yarn symbol. Does the symbol always look exactly the same? My yarn has a symbol that looks similar with a number 4 on it, but it says ply underneath it. I assumed that meant it was 4 ply, but is it actually the yarn symbol? So, 12 ply, as it says in my book? Here is a picture of the label next to the yarn label table.