What are the four types of yarn?

Is 8 ply wool the same as DK?

8 ply is the same as DK. The term ply is usually used in Australia and New Zealand whereas DK is used in UK, US, and, Canada. It may be imported as “light worsted” in the USA. Although ply means the number of threads in yarn strand and DK means yarn weight, they both mean the same in this case.

How do I know what ply my yarn is?

How do I know if my yarn is worsted?

When shopping for worsted yarn, look for the word, “worsted” or a prominent number four on the yarn label. If both are absent, check the knitting gauge to see if it falls within 16-20 stitches for four inches of knitting.

What is DK 8 ply yarn?

Double knitting yarn is defined as an 8-ply thread that has between 11-14 wraps per inch resulting in around 200-250 meters per 100 grams. The recommended needle size is 3.75 – 4.5 mm to achieve a gauge range in stockinette stitches of between 21-24 stitches per 4 inches. You’ll often find it abbreviated to DK.

Is Red Heart worsted weight yarn?

100% acrylic, #4 worsted weight yarn.


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