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Jan 11, 2017 13:06:14   #
DodieW
 
Forgive my ignorance, but what exactly is DK Yarn? I know that DK stands for Double Knit. I cannot find yarn that is labeled DK.
 
Jan 11, 2017 13:07:15   #
charbaby (a regular here)
 
It's generally a #3 weight, between sport #2 & worsted #4.
Jan 11, 2017 13:16:52   #
NancyB in AZ
 
This chart defines the different weights of yarn. It is very helpful; and in the case of the yarn label of DK; it does not mean you have to use it for the double knitting technique; it only applies to the "weight" of the yarn.
http://www.craftyarncouncil.com/weight.html
Jan 11, 2017 13:20:57   #
Medieval Reenactor (a regular here)
 
It seems to be more widely used and available in the UK and Australia than the US. Don't know where you live. Here in Connecticut, I can sometimes find it in specialty yarn shops, but mostly in mail order, like Knit Picks or WEBS.
Jan 11, 2017 13:32:21   #
Sukiesue
 
Yes,it's the most popular weight in the uk,a bit thinner than aran or sport usually knitted on 4mm needles. 🐹
Jan 11, 2017 13:33:48   #
knit4ES (a regular here)
 
There are lots of yarns on Ravelry labeled as DK and available in the US. It is a weight/class of yarn that is thinner than worsted and thicker than sport (US terms)
DK (#3) works at 5.25 to 6 stitches per inch on 3.75 to 4.5 mm needles/hooks and has 12 to 14 wraps per inch.
It helps a lot for us to know what country the OP is from....
which is why people are often encouraged to put their country in the location on their profile so that it displays on their posts
and we can give better informed answers to questions.
 
Jan 11, 2017 15:39:51   #
st1tch (a regular here)
 
I'm from the UK and know it as DK, I think it's known as 8ply in America.
Jan 11, 2017 15:41:19   #
knitnanny (a regular here)
 
Medieval Reenactor wrote:
It seems to be more widely used and available in the UK and Australia than the US. Don't know where you live. Here in Connecticut, I can sometimes find it in specialty yarn shops, but mostly in mail order, like Knit Picks or WEBS.


And Canada!
Jan 11, 2017 18:08:12   #
marg 123 (a regular here)
 
DK in UK, 8ply Australia.
Jan 11, 2017 18:14:54   #
mavisb (a regular here)
 
Dear Stitch

It is known as 8 ply here in Australia, not America. America is about a sport yarn. I have to know both my English terminology and Australian terminology as my mum who is 93 has reverted back to our English terminology as we were born in England.
Jan 11, 2017 18:57:29   #
DodieW
 
I have changed my profile to show where I am located.

 
Jan 11, 2017 19:10:02   #
knit4ES (a regular here)
 
DodieW wrote:
I have changed my profile to show where I am located.


Great... It is not "required" but it sure helps.... thanks
Jan 12, 2017 05:25:35   #
rose54
 
In Australia it is 8 ply
Jan 12, 2017 05:41:01   #
darowil (a regular here)
 
st1tch wrote:
I'm from the UK and know it as DK, I think it's known as 8ply in America.


8 ply is down here, DK in the US as well
Should have read further!
Jan 12, 2017 05:41:49   #
darowil (a regular here)
 
DodieW wrote:
I have changed my profile to show where I am located.



At times it is really helpful to know this-well at least country so thanks for adding it.
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