Demystifying Yarn: Is Yarn Ply the Same as Yarn Thickness?

If you're an avid knitter or crocheter, you've likely come across terms like "yarn ply" and "yarn thickness" while shopping for your crafting projects. While they may seem similar, these two characteristics of yarn are not quite the same and understanding their differences can significantly impact your crafting experience. In this blog post, we'll dive into the world of yarn to demystify the relationship between yarn ply and yarn thickness.

Yarn Ply
Yarn ply refers to the number of individual strands twisted together to form a single yarn strand. When you look at a skein of yarn, you might notice a number followed by "ply" on the label, such as 2-ply, 4-ply, or even 8-ply. This number indicates how many individual strands were twisted together during the yarn-making process.