View Full Version : DK Weight?
02-10-2008, 01:46 PM
Question I hope you all can help me. Is Halcyon Yarn Inc [3/2 Pearl Cotton; considered a DK weight? I am trying to look at other different materials but I need to know what weight this is. The pattern I am looking at is Hush Hush in Knitty.com and it says 31 sts/ 39 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch.
Thanks for your help
02-10-2008, 02:02 PM
Think DK is normally 30/22 using 4mm needles
02-10-2008, 02:11 PM
So then I may have to look at smaller yarn like something along the lines of sock yarn weight?
02-10-2008, 02:29 PM
I can't seem to find any info on the specific brand of yarn mentioned, Halcyon website isn't much help there either and it's not on yarndex. Gauge may have changed as they are using smaller needles for the pattern - maybe try swatching some DK and Sock yarn with the needle size in the pattern and see what you get.
02-10-2008, 02:35 PM
You can use any DK weight as long asyou obtain gauge. Switch up needle sizes to find what works for you.
FYI, here's what I found on that particular yarn that the pattern calls for :
Pearl Cotton has to be one of the most versatile yarns we sell. It can be used for household projects: table cloths, coverlets, dish towels, placemats and napkins, curtains, baby blankets, and scarves - to name a few! It's also equally at home in knitted garments and woven fabrics for clothing. Pearl Cotton is a 2-ply mercerized cotton yarn with a lustrous sheen and a distinctive twist. It's easy to work with, strong and durable. It softens with use and has a nice drape when woven in a twill pattern. The best thing about Pearl Cotton is that it comes in 4 weights and a rainbow of over 70 colors, so your options are endless. Buy a lot or buy a little. We offer Pearl Cotton in two put-ups. Halcyon's exclusive mini cones allow you to buy lots of different colors without buying lots of yarn. The large cones allow you to buy greater quantities at greater savings. Color fastness - Pearl Cotton is generally quite color fast; however, if you are using contrasting colors always test a woven or knitted sample using the same washing method you plan to use on the finished piece. If there is excess dye and bleeding is a problem, skein and wash the yarn before weaving or knitting.
The link to it is here : http://www.halcyonyarn.com/Yarn_pages/yarn082.html
*edit* at the bottom of the page, it says it's a sport weight yarn
02-10-2008, 02:38 PM
OK, after much browsing I found it http://www.halcyonyarn.com/Yarn_pages/yarn082.html it says it's sport weight
02-10-2008, 03:06 PM
Sport weight is slightly thinner than DK, but could be subbed. Knit some up with the needle size for the pattern and see how it comes out.
02-10-2008, 03:16 PM
Thanks everyone. The reason I brought this up is I want to splurge and get some hand dyed yarn for it from Briar Rose. Yes it will be a big splurge but as this will be something I wear I feel like I deserve it. I just need to find something on their site that is comparable in weight.