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karenf
09-07-2006, 11:27 AM
Hello! I am a brand new knitter. What does "DK" mean?

Thanks! Karen

LoAnnie
09-07-2006, 11:37 AM
It means double-knit yarn. Also it is called worsted weight yarn. Many names for the same thing.
LoAnnie

Old Knitter
09-07-2006, 11:39 AM
DK stands for double knitting......it's weight falls between worsted and fingering yarn.

One of the reasons we are always cautioned to do a gauge swatch before knitting a garment is even though all the yarns are catagorized in weights, some of the yarns in the same catagory could differ.

So, two DK yarns could give you a different measurement......

I know, more info than you asked for. :teehee:

And, you can see, from the preceeding post.....we all seem to have different terms........that's why gauge is your friend.

Jax3303
09-07-2006, 11:47 AM
http://www.yarnstandards.com/weight.html

Old Knitter
09-07-2006, 11:51 AM
That chart is a nice resource to have.

:muah:

Kirochka
09-07-2006, 11:54 AM
:waving: Another Karen F. in Illinois! :thumbsup:

karenf
09-07-2006, 02:45 PM
Karen,
Where are you in Illinois?

Kirochka
09-07-2006, 02:56 PM
Live in Algonquin (McHenry County), work in Elgin (Kane County)!

Kirochka
09-07-2006, 02:57 PM
P.S. There are LOTS of us on this forum in IL!!!