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11-06-2006, 02:01 PM
I am pretty much a beginner. What does DK weight mean? What is a chunky weight yarn? My pattern calls for a guage of 13sts=4"/10cm. Any suggestions on a good yarn that meets this I am making a hat and ordering yarn off Knitpicks. I just don't understand how guage works and how to pick the right yarn for the pattern guage.

Is there some info on the forum that I can go to?


11-06-2006, 02:03 PM
Welcome! This (http://www.yarnstandards.com/weight.html)is a good place to go with questions about yarn weights. Looks like what you will need is a chunky weight yarn.

11-06-2006, 02:08 PM
Here's a chart (http://www.yarnstandards.com/weight.html) that will give you an idea of how yarn weights are classified.

If you are making a project that requires 13sts=4" that just means that your knitted piece will have 13 stitches in every 4" across a row of knitting. This is a pretty chunky knit.

I am looking at the knitpicks site right now and they have their yarn gauges listed in how many stitches in ONE inch rather than 4. So for your 13sts=4", that would be about 3.25sts/1". So looking at this page (http://www.knitpicks.com/yarns/yarn_home.aspx) you could select the 'bulky' weight category, and then likely any of the ones come up will be suitable, depending on what kind of fiber you're looking for.