Worsted or Aran weight yarns are the classic "knitting" yarn: perfect for sweaters and other heavier projects. Worsted weight yarns are versatile. The characteristics listed below are taken from the Craft Yarn Council's Guidelines. They can be used for everything from heavy winter socks, to cowls and shawls, to blankets.
Gauge: 16-20 stitches in stockinette over 4"
Recommended Needle Size: 4.5-5.5m (US 7-9)