# What does held double mean in knitting?

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## What weight is DK held double?

Doubling Yarn and Gauge

Standard Yarn weight system USA terms Doubling Yarn (USA terms)
DK/ Light Worsted 2 sock = DK
4 Medium Worsted 2 fingering = Worsted
5/ Bulky Bulky 2 Worsted + Bulky
6/ Super Bulky Super Bulky

## What does cast on with yarn held double mean?

Holding yarn doubled or holding doubled throughout simply means to knit with two strands of yarn as though they were one strand. … Depending on the pattern, you might be required to do this with one skein or two.

## Does 2 DK equal chunky UK?

2 strands of DK = Worsted or Aran. 2 strands of Worsted = Chunky. 2 strands of Aran = Chunky to Super Bulky. 2 strands of Chunky = Super bulky to Jumbo.

## What size needles for 2 strands of DK?

I often use two strands of yarn together if the yarn is DK (for 4mm / US 6 needles) and I want a chunkier look, I may put two or more together and use bigger knitting needles.

## What is equivalent to DK yarn?

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.

## How is double yarn calculated?

One rule of thumb is to take the regular gauge of a yarn (eg. 7 sts / inch or 28 sts / 4″ for a sock weight) and multiply it by 70% (or 0.7). This will give you an approximate idea of the gauge you can achieve when doubling the yarn up.

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## Can you knit with two different weight yarns?

To work on a project with two different yarns is pretty easy. Just pick perhaps a Fingering Yarn and a Worsted weight yarn, match the colors or combine what you like. Knit stripes, 2 rows with each yarn. You can carry the yarn on the side.