DK Weight Yarn

DK yarn is known for its versatility and good drape and perfect for making garments that are lightweight and comfortable. It is suitable for a wide range of projects, including garments, accessories, and home decor items. It works well for knitting shawls, hats, and mittens as well as baby items, especially with yarns that are soft and easy on the skin.

Legend says that it is called ‘DK’ because it is twice as thick as fingering yarn. Tracing back to the earliest centuries when fingering yarn was the most popular choice for knitters, it is assumed that DK yarn is a result of spinning two 4-ply threads together. It results in a yarn twice as thick as fingering yarn, hence the name double knitting yarn.

DK yarn will produce a garment with a nice drape and and a smooth, even fabric with good stitch definition.

Some popular knitting and crochet projects that people like to make using DK weight yarn include:

  • Sweaters: DK weight yarn is a popular choice for sweater knitting because it creates a fabric with good drape and a nice, even stitch.
  • Scarves: DK yarn can be used to create warm and cozy scarves that are perfect for cold weather.
  • Hats: DK yarn is a good choice for hats because it creates a fabric that is warm and has good stretch and recovery.
  • Baby clothes and blankets: DK yarn is a good choice for baby items because it is soft and comfortable against the skin.
  • Shawls and wraps: DK yarn can be used to create lightweight and drapey shawls and wraps.
  • Socks: DK yarn can be used to create lightweight and comfortable socks.
  • Toys: DK yarn can be used to create soft and cuddly toys that are perfect for children.

Overall, DK weight yarn is a versatile and popular choice for a wide range of projects, including sweaters, scarves