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DK

DK stands for Double Knit. I'm honestly not sure the origins of that, but it is thicker than sport and not as thick as worsted weight.
Gauge is typically 5 - 5.5 stitches per inch.

Many DK weight yarns can be used for patterns that call for worsted (Alma, Nightshades, Daylights, Wool+Cotton). Other DK weight yarns work for patterns that call for sportweight (Sami, Manos Silk Blend).

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  • Amano Sami in Yarn - DK | String Theory Yarn Co
    Amano Sami in Yarn - DK | String Theory Yarn Co
    Berroco

    Amano Sami

    $10.00

    Sami in Quechua (the native language of the Incas) means “kindness”. Meet Amano Sami, 100% Organic Peruvian Pima Cotton that is often called the...

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  • Handspun Hope DK Wool in Yarn - DK | String Theory Yarn Co
    Handspun Hope DK Wool in Yarn - DK | String Theory Yarn Co
    Handspun Hope

    Handspun Hope DK Wool

    $32.00

    100% merino approximately 173 YDS      100 GR Needle size: US 6-8          Gauge: 4-6 STS = 1"  Note: Although this yarn is labeled DK, it knits up...

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  • Organic Studio DK in Yarn - DK | String Theory Yarn Co
    Organic Studio DK in Yarn - DK | String Theory Yarn Co
    Neighborhood Fiber Co

    Organic Studio DK

    $37.00

    Organic Studio DK by Neighborhood FIber Co is a soft and springy 3-ply organic merino. It's been reformulated and is now made with GOTS-certified o...

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