View Full Version : Simple Question about Yarn Weights

10-16-2006, 10:31 AM
I wanted to make the Voodo Wristwarmers (link here) (http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter02/PATTvoodoo.html) and it calls for

DK worsted weight yarn

So I already bought Knitpicks Eleagance (link here) (http://www.knitpicks.com/Yarns/itemid_5420111/yarn_display) which is

DK weight - hand wash

Is that the right yarn? It looks like the number of stiches per inch match both sites.

What does it mean when they say, DK worsted?

10-16-2006, 10:38 AM
That should work just fine. I checked and the gauge for the pattern is 20 sts over 4" and the Elegance is 22 sts. You will want to make a swatch to see if you should bump up to a size 6 needle.

Old Knitter
10-16-2006, 10:40 AM
Gauge is your friend.....but, you do have the right yarn....it's just they are all just off enough to make us sorry if we don't do a gauge.

10-16-2006, 10:48 AM
Thank you! I fell in love with it the moment it arrived, but then I saw that worsted part and was starting to get worried.

I will swatch for sure though.