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Old 11-06-2006, 02:01 PM   #1
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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?

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Welcome! This is a good place to go with questions about yarn weights. Looks like what you will need is a chunky weight yarn.
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Here's a chart 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 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.
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