The commonly used double knitting wool is an 8 ply wool, also abbreviated to DK. In the US, it is known as light worsted weight. For double knitting wool, a needle with a size between 3.5-5.5 mm is recommended.
What size knitting needles do I need for double knit wool?
Choosing The Correct Yarn, Needle & Hook sizes For Knitting & Crochet
|USA||UK||Needle size (mm)|
|Light Worsted||Double Knitting||3.5mm-4.5mm|
|Bulky||Chunky||8.0mm and above|
What size needles for double knit scarf?
You need to buy some knitting needles and choose your wool. I use 4.5mm needles and double knitting wool – check that the wool says double knitting on the label. You may need approx. 5 or 6 50g balls of wool to make your scarf.
What happens if you knit a 4ply pattern in DK?
If you use DK for a 4 ply pattern it will come out bigger so, if the pattern tells you to knit for, say, 4” or 10cms you will have to make it a bit longer to be in proportion. The easiest thing would be to try to find a pattern in DK or to buy some inexpensive 4ply yarn and use your DK yarn for something else.
What size knitting needle is 6mm?
Knitting Needle Conversion Chart
Is 5 ply the same as DK?
DK or double knitting (UK) is the same thickness as 8ply (AU/NZ). There is no direct equivalent in the USA, although imports may be described as a ‘light worsted’.
Can I use DK instead of Aran?
Aran yarns are also called “medium yarns”. They are thicker than the DK yarns and are often stronger and more rigid. If you need a heavier yarn that looks kind of delicate, you could use Aran.