What is a DK yarn weight?
Double knitting yarn is a 3 Light yarn weight along with light worsted yarns. It’s heavier than 2 Fine yarns (aka sport weight yarn) and thinner than 4 medium yarns (aka worsted weight yarn). You might hear DK weight yarn called “baby yarn” or “light yarn”.
Is DK and worsted weight the same?
Is worsted weight yarn the same as DK? No. Worsted is thicker than DK. Worsted is sometimes known as 10 ply yarn, while DK is referred to as 8 ply.
What is DK weight yarn UK?
Perhaps the most commonly used knitting yarn in the UK, double knitting is offered referred to by its abbreviation of DK and is so named because it is double the weight of 4ply. Its ideally suited for knitting all kinds of garments.
Can I use DK instead of 4 ply?
Can you use DK wool instead of 4 layers? If you use DK for a 4-ply pattern, it will be wider. So if the pattern says you need to work 4 or 10cm, you need to stretch it a bit to be proportional. The easiest way is to find a DK pattern or buy a cheap 4-ply yarn and use your DK yarn on something else.