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Double Knitting Or Dk Weight Yarns

The term "double knitting" originates from Great Britain and refers to a weight of yarn commonly used there. In the United Sates, the weight of DK yarn falls between worsted and sport weight. DK yarn is thinner than worsted weight yarn, but thicker than sport weight yarn. DK yarn averages a knit gauge range of 21-24 stitches per 4 inches in stockinette stitch on US size 5-7 needles.