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Maria2009
10-20-2007, 12:42 PM
what weight is that?

MamaMer
10-20-2007, 12:44 PM
It is between worsted and fingering weight...

fargo_knitting
10-20-2007, 12:56 PM
I found a chart that may or may not help you.
http://www.yarnstandards.com/weight.html

I think I read once that DK (double knitting weight) was called this because it is double the thickness of fingering weight.

brittyknits
10-20-2007, 04:45 PM
It's a British weight-- in-between American sports and worsted, but leaning slightly more towards worsted. (DK is 8-pkly and worsted is 10-ply, in older British terms.) If you're asking because you saw it recommended for a pattern, you can find it (sometimes listed in full as Double Knitting), or use worsted weight and just adust your needle size to make the guage work.

Maria2009
10-20-2007, 05:56 PM
ok thank you both i was just looking at yarn.com today and they have a very cheap acryl yarn in dk weight(i think it was 2 or 3$) so i was thinking if i could use it for sweaters and such:)

brittyknits
10-20-2007, 06:11 PM
Absolutely, you can! As I mentioned before, just check your guage, as you may need to adjust your needle size a bit to make it work. But the difference in DK and American worsted isn't a lot.

knitting4-2girls
10-21-2007, 01:47 PM
Thanks so much for these answers. I was just wondering the same thing.

bloomee
10-22-2007, 04:05 PM
Very helpful-thanks