DK Yarn

DK yarn (or Double Knitting wool) is possibly the most common and default weight for knitting and crochet. It is highly versatile and suitable for any kind of project…and the range of choice is HUGE! You can pretty much get any color, effect, yarn structure, and fiber content in DK. Sometimes described as Light Worsted, DK yarn is heavier than Sport Weight, but not as thick as Worsted.

This yarn weight also offers a wide range of color options. From solid shades to variegated and self-striping options, you'll find a vast array of choices to suit your creative vision. This allows you to experiment with different color combinations and create stunning visual effects in your projects.

It is recommended that DK yarn be knitted or crocheted on US 6 needles and hooks, of which you’ll find a superb range of in our collection of knitting needles and hooks. From birch to bamboo, metal to plastic, straight to circular we’ve got your preference covered! But don’t forget to check needle recommendations on your chosen pattern as different stitches, garment styles and fabric densities will call for different sizes!

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DK pattern inspiration

At Laughing Hens, we take as much care with choosing our pattern collection as we do our yarn. Our range of DK patterns are available in a variety of formats - books, leaflets, pdfs - and with them we aim to ignite your creativity and inspire your next knitting or crochet project.

Whether you're a beginner or an experienced crafter, there is a pattern to suit your skill level and personal style. From simple and elegant designs to intricate colorwork and textured stitches, double knitting yarn allows you to explore various techniques and create stunning, eye-catching pieces.

Whether you're looking to make a cozy sweater, a stylish shawl, or a charming baby blanket, our collection of patterns using DK yarn is sure to inspire you. Explore the possibilities, experiment with colors and textures, and let your imagination run wild as you embark on your next knitting or crochet adventure!