For example, yarns requiring 4mm needles are usually referred to as “8ply” in Australia, “DK” or “double knit” in the UK and “light” or sometimes “light worsted” in the US, whereas in continental Europe, you would most likely refer to the needle size and the tension when describing the yarn (4mm, 22sts per 10cm).
Is DK the same as 8 ply?
DK or double knitting (UK) is the same thickness as 8ply (AU/NZ). There is no direct equivalent in the USA, although imports may be described as a ‘light worsted’.
What is equivalent to DK yarn?
DK yarn is equivalent to #3 Light on the Standard Yarn Weight System. It is often used for infant wear and lightweight garments. Gauge for DK is 5-6 stitches per inch on a US 4-6 needle. Worsted weight yarn also includes Aran and afghan weight yarn.
Is 4 ply the same as DK?
A 4 ply is the same as fingering or baby weight and doubling it should get the same gauge as DK on the same needles. Other wise you’ll have to use much smaller needles and if you follow the pattern numbers, will get a smaller item.
What weight is DK yarn?
According to Craft Yarn Council’s Standard Yarn Weight System, DK weight yarn falls into the category 3-Light yarn weight, along with light worsted yarns. It is thinner than category 4-Medium yarns (a.k.a. worsted weight yarn) and heavier than 2-Fine yarns (a.k.a. sport weight yarn).
Can I substitute DK yarn for worsted?
‘Can I substitute DK yarn for worsted?’
You can! But it’s worth bearing in mind that DK is a slightly thinner yarn to worsted, so the best way to substitute is by going up a needle or hook size so that the tension will be the same.
What ply is 8 4 yarn?
8/2 is a 2 ply, 8/4 is a 4 ply and 8/8 is an 8 ply. They get progressively fatter and therefore have less yardage per pound. The 16/2 is half of the size of a #8……so that first number sort of gives you an idea of the size of the yarn.
What does DK mean in yarn?
DK (Double Knit) is a light yarn, for example of 50 grams.
Is medium weight yarn the same as DK?
As you can see, a double knitting weight yarn is a light to medium scale 3 yarn. If you’ve been faithful to the chunky sizes or super fine sizes, the DK weight yarn has a lovely in-between thickness.
Does 2 strands of DK make chunky?
2 strands of DK = Worsted or Aran. 2 strands of Worsted = Chunky. 2 strands of Aran = Chunky to Super Bulky.
What happens if you knit a 4ply pattern in DK?
If you use DK for a 4 ply pattern it will come out bigger so, if the pattern tells you to knit for, say, 4″ or 10cms you will have to make it a bit longer to be in proportion. Most patterns have a tension guide eg 22 stitches and 24 rows for a 4″ or 10cms square (or whatever).
What ply is Sirdar Snuggly DK?
Sirdar Snuggly DK (8 ply) – The Yarn Store.
Can I use DK instead of sport weight?
Sport weight yarn and DK (double knitting) weight yarn are often viewed as interchangeable, but they do have a slight difference. As you will see on the criteria listed with the icons to the right, sport weight yarn is a teeny bit lighter or finer than DK weight.
Can I use DK instead of Aran?
For example, it can be possible to use two strands of DK weight yarn to make a worsted/aran weight yarn, or two strands of worsted/aran to make a chunky yarn. This can certainly be done with success, but only if you knit a swatch first.
Where can I find DK yarn?
Take a peek at the Standard Yarn Weight System and you’ll see DK yarn is categorized as number 3 – Light. This same Light category also includes some light worsted yarns. DK yarn is lighter than 4 – Medium, which includes worsted-weight yarns, while DK is heavier than 2 – Fine, which includes sport yarns.