|Skill levels for knitting|
|1||Beginner||Projects for first-time knitters using basic knit and purl stitches.
|2||Easy||Projects using basic stitches, repetitive stitch patterns, simple color changes, and simple shaping and finishing.|
|3||Intermediate||Projects with a variety of stitches, such as basic cables and lace, simple intarsia, double-pointed needles and knitting in the round needle techniques, mid-level shaping and finishing.|
|4||Experienced||Projects using advanced techniques and stitches, such as short rows, fair isle, more intricate intarsia, cables, lace patterns, and numerous color changes.|
|Skill levels for crochet|
|1||Beginner||Projects for first-time crocheters using basic stitches.
|2||Easy||Projects using yarn with basic stitches, repetitive stitch patterns, simple color changes, and simple shaping and finishing.|
|3||Intermediate||Projects using a variety of techniques, such as basic lace patterns or color patterns, mid-level shaping and finishing.|
|4||Experienced||Projects with intricate stitch patterns, techniques and dimension, such as non-repeating patterns, multi-color techniques, fine threads, small hooks, detailed shaping and refined finishing.|
NOTE ABOUT PRINTING THIS CHART: While easy to read on your computer screen, the above chart will be slightly bit mapped when printed. For a sharper copy, print out the standards document pdf.
Source: Craft Yarn Council of America’s www.YarnStandards.com