DK/Light Worsted

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DK (or light worsted) weight yarns are a bit heavier than sport, yet lighter than worsted weight. DK is also known as double knitting yarn, because it is typically equivalent to two strands of fingering weight yarn held together.

Knitted Gauge (in stockinette, measured over 4")

  • 21 to 24 sts

Recommended Knitting Needle Size

  • 5 to 7 (3.75 to 4.5mm)

Crochet Gauge (in single crochet, measured over 4")

  • 12 to 17 sts

Recommended Crochet Hook Size

  • 7 to I-9 (4.5 to 5.5mm)

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