CATEGORY 3 LIGHT: DK, LIGHT WORSTED YARN:
Used for baby and light-weight adult garments.
This is a classic weight for children's knits. The light gauge is the appropriate scale for children's designs and is a great choice for colorful knitting techniques like fair isle or intarsia. It is also great for children's or adult crochet projects because the fabric will not become too bulky when crocheted. Yarn types in this category are often made from cotton, cotton/synthetic blends, wool, acrylic or wool/synthetic blends.
UK/Australia approximate equivalent: DK (Double Knit)
- Knit Gauge Range* in Stockinette Stitch to 4 inches = 21–24
Range = 3.75—
Size Range = 5 to 7
- Crochet Gauge*
to 4 inch = 12–17
Hook in Metric
Size Range = 4.5—
Size Range = 7
* GUIDELINES ONLY: The above reflect the most commonly used gauges and needle or hook sizes for specific yarn categories.