If your knitting pattern calls for DK weight yarn or "light worsted", you'll need something in the range of 12-14 wpi (wraps per inch) according to the Standard Yarn Weight System. 

The knit gauge for DK in stockinette (4 inches) is 21-24 sts and most standard 3.5 oz (100 gram) skeins will yield 240-280 yards (219-256 meters). Most of our skeins are a little bit more generous in size, often delivering about 300 yards each. See individual yarns below for more detailed specs.

What is the knitting needle size for DK weight yarn?

The knitting needle size for DK weight yarn should ultimately be determined by your pattern, but it's common for the yarn label to call for needles that range from US 5 - 7 (3.75 to 4.5 mm).

Are there any alternatives? 
The next yarn size down (skinnier diameter) from this yarn is Sport Weight, while the next size up would be Worsted Weight Yarn. By adjusting your needle size, you should be able to get away with substituting one of these other weights. Alway, always check your gauge though.

What's Different about Bare Naked Wools DK?
All of the DK lines that have been custom-spun for Bare Naked Wools are created from natural, undyed wools and fibers. We minimize our carbon footprint and support our local farms and mills by sourcing our yarns right here in the U.S.

Every skein is minimally processed, so knitters get to enjoy the full benefits of the nearly "naked" fiber. Try the ultra-soft and warm Better Breakfast DK (an Alpaca Merino blend) or a one of a kind favorite like the tweedy-textured Stone Soup DK.

And because these shades are designed by nature, rather than dyed, your knit items will not only look beautiful, they'll also never fade.

More Resources
You can find a chart of the Standard Yarn Weight System on the Craft Council website or print out our handy free Yarn Conversion Chart.

Better Breakfast DK
Better Breakfast DK From $22.50
Breakfast Blend DK
Corriedale DK
Corriedale DK $22.00
CVM/Merino DK
CVM/Merino DK $22.00
Dorset DK
Dorset DK $38.00
Ginny DK
Ginny DK $37.00
Kent DK
Kent DK From $19.50
Perendale DK
Perendale DK $21.00
Seasons DK
Seasons DK $34.00
Stone Soup DK
Stone Soup DK From $19.50