Best answer: What size needles for double knit?

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
Worsted Aran 3.75mm-4.5mm
Chunky Bulky 5.5mm-8.0mm
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

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METRIC U.S. U.K.
4.5mm 7 7
5mm 8 6
5.5mm 9 5
6mm 10 4

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.

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