DK weight yarn is a very popular weight for knitting both accessories and garments.
Did you know that DK stands for Double Knitting? Back in the day in jolly ole England you would hold two strands together (double the yarn) to get a thicker weight yarn and thus a faster project with more squish!
Happily we now have DK weight yarns available to us right from the mill and they land between a sport weight and a worsted weight in yarn thickness. You will typically knit DK using a US6/4mm needle or go up and down from there. A rule-of-thumb gauge for DK weight in stockingnette is around 22 sts/4". It's always a good idea to knit a gauge swatch before you tackle your actual project.
It's one of my favorite weights to knit with because it's not bulky or heavy, but it knits up faster than a fingering (or 4ply) weight.
See our lovely selection of great DK weight yarns!