Meaning of worsted weight in English:

worsted weight

noun

  • (Originally) cloth of the weight of worsted; (now usually) medium-weight yarn used for hand-knitting, crochet, etc.

adjective

  • Designating a medium-weight yarn for hand-knitting, crochet, etc., or an item made from this.

Origin

1920s; earliest use found in Steubenville (Ohio) Herald-Star.