[FONT="Comic Sans MS"][COLOR="#300090"]Ever wonder why we keep using old terms when we many not even know what they mean?
To me it sounds like it is the "badest" yarn in the bin? :??
Size or weight (guage) can be found at [COLOR="Blue"]http://www.yarnstandards.com/weight.html[/COLOR] but what does it really mean? :shrug:
I find Google and on-line dictionarys a big help and I'll Google anything at the "drop-of-a-hat."
Phonectially it is either Wus-ted / Wer-sted. It means "a smooth compact yarn from long wool fibers used especially for firm napless fabrics, carpeting, or knitting ; also : a fabric made from worsted yarns." (Thanks to Merriam-Webster on-line for their clarity.)
ETA: Worsted yarn is carded before spinning, this separates the shorter fibers and aligns the longer fibers for a smoother nap and higher sheen.
Yes, MMario, Worsted weight is primarily used in the USA. Thanks for the comment.
(I think I misplaced this post. There is another thread for this discussion and I intend to "move" this over there.)/ETA
Now I know that worsted yarn has little or no "eyelash" if I'm using that term correctly. :doh:
Let's save that for another day or at least another post.