You asked: What is the difference between double knit and 3 ply?

What is 3 ply yarn used for?

3 ply yarn is one of the most enjoyable weights to knit with as it’s fine and lightweight. It’s also known as fingering yarn because it’s so easy to use. This weight is immensely popular for crafting socks, delicate gloves and baby garments.

What size is 3 ply yarn?

Yarn conversion chart

Meters per 100gm UK Yarn Type Suggested Needle Size
540 3 Ply 2.25 – 3.25 mm
560
580
600 Lace 1.5 – 2.25 mm

Can I use 4 ply instead of DK?

If you use DK for a 4-ply pattern, it will be wider. So if the pattern says you need to work 4 or 10cm, you need to stretch it a bit to be proportional. The easiest way is to find a DK pattern or buy a cheap 4-ply yarn and use your DK yarn on something else.

What ply is double knit UK?

The commonly used double knitting wool is an 8 ply wool, also abbreviated to DK.

What is DK weight yarn used for?

DK yarn is equivalent to #3 Light on the Standard Yarn Weight System. It is often used for infant wear and lightweight garments. Gauge for DK is 5-6 stitches per inch on a US 4-6 needle. Worsted weight yarn also includes Aran and afghan weight yarn.

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