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Double knitting wool is probably our most popular yarn. We have a large variety including woollen and worsted as well as over-dyed versions. DK knits up reasonably quickly without making things too bulky. It suits nearly everyone and can work just as well for kids’ clothes as for men and women. If knitted double, the two strands together will make a good chunky and allow you to mix colours too!
See the options for choosing by breed, colour or yarn style in the panel on the left. Some of the leaner, smoother yarns like Wensleydale, Gotland and Jacob/mohair or the worsted spun versions will make leaner styles, while a woollen spun yarns and those with short and fluffy fibres like pure Shetland or Ryeland will give bulkier results.
Normally each 50 gram ball of Double Knitting yarn will be around 110 metres (119 yards) long, but this varies from breed to breed, so to be on the safe side you should work on plus or minus 10%. See our information sheets and download the one on ball yardages.
TENSION/GAUGE: to be sure of tension, you should always knit a sample tension swatch. Generally the knitter is one variable but the pattern is another, depending on the intentions of the designer!
As a guideline: for our woollen spun DK, on 4mm/US 6, UK 8 needles, you will get around 20 sts and 25 rows to a 10cm/4" square. For worsted spun you will get 20 sts but probably only around 28 rows as worsted spun yarns are less elastic. The WPI is usually 11 in woollen and 15 in worsted spun yarns.
pure North Ronaldsay white DK knitting yarn
Pure Ryeland DK yarn
Pure Castlemilk Moorit DK knitting yarn
Pure Teeswater DK worsted knitting yarn
Regular Price: £6.00
Special Price: £4.80
pure Blue-faced Leicester DK worsted knitting yarn
Pure North Ronaldsay Mid Grey DK knitting yarn
Pure Jacob White DK Worsted Spun Knitting Yarn
Southdown DK knitting yarn
Pure Gotland DK knitting yarns
Pure Jacob Grey DK Worsted Spun Knitting Yarn
Mohair Blend DK knitting yarns
Pure Shetland DK knitting yarns
Tamar Lustre Blend DK
Pure Welsh Mule worsted spun DK yarn
Pure Manx Loaghtan DK knitting yarn
Pure Ironbridge Soay DK knitting yarn
Hebridean/Mohair Olive over-dyed DK Knitting Yarn
Pure Grey Wensleydale worsted spun DK yarn
Ystrad Organic Pure Best Welsh DK natural white knitting yarn
Ystrad Organic Pure Best Welsh DK natural silver knitting yarn
Ystrad Organic Pure Wensleydale DK natural white knitting yarn
Ystrad Organic Pure Wensleydale DK natural chocolate knitting yarn
Pure Wensleydale Dark DK knitting yarn
Rosy Green Cheeky Merino Joy Sport organic knitting yarn
Blacker Elegance naturally coloured DK knitting yarn
Regular Price: £5.40
Special Price: £4.20