Some more information. On a yarn skein [if they use the yarn standards] DK will be a #3, WW [ and aran ] is a #4. Here is a web site that has this and other helpful information and some free patterns http://www.craftyarncouncil.com/Strega said::wink:
Hi All! I am "Strega" and live in Farmington, NY. I am trying to get back to knitting and crocheting after many years. Forgive my ingorance, but what does DK, DK yarn and Aran mean?
Also, what is the trick of using two yarns at once?
Thanks for any help you can give me.
FireballDave said:Thank you Strega for asking this question, I have wondered myself, and thank you Dave for such an interesting comment! I don't think your explorations strange at all, we all have our informational quirks and this bit you have stored is very clarifying!Strega said:Do we know what the "D" and the "K" stand for?
I think it's fascinating how something as seemlingly mundane as the changing thickness of knitting yarns can reflect social and economic history. I'm a bit strange that way, I like to explore these things.
Yes - double knitting. It came about because way back when, a lot of yarn was only available in fingering weight (think thin, like for socks or baby yarns) and in order to make a sweater or such, instead of knitting on tiny needles forever, many people began doubling the thinner yarns - double knitting.Strega said:Do we know what the "D" and the "K" stand for?