What is fingering or sport yarn?

What is a sport yarn?

Sport weight yarn (5-ply) is a fine weight yarn, and sits between fingering weight and DK. Because it’s a delicate yarn, sport weight is perfect for knits worked on small 3.50mm needles – think comfy socks and dreamy lightweight sweaters and cardigans.

What is the difference between sport and DK yarn?

Sport weight yarn is measured as #2 Fine on the Standard yarn weight system. It is often used for infant and children’s wear. Gauge for sport weight yarn is usually 5-7 stitches per inch on a US 3-5 needle. DK yarns are lighter than worsted, but heavier than sport.

What weight is number 3 yarn?

International standard weights

USA UK Other names used,
2 or Fine Sport, Baby, 3-ply (obsolete American)
3 or Light DK (Double Knit) or 8 ply Light Worsted, DK
4 or Medium Worsted, Aran, Triple Knit (rare) Worsted, Afghan, Fisherman, 4-ply (obsolete American)
5 or Bulky Chunky, Double Double Knit (rare) Craft, Rug

What is fingering baby weight yarn?

Fingering weight yarn is the second lightest yarn out of 8 standard yarn weights. Also called superfine, sock, and sometimes baby yarn, fingering weight yarn is just slightly heavier than lace weight yarn and lighter than sport weight yarn.

Can you use DK instead of sport?

DK (double knitting) or Light Worsted yarns are generally above fingering/sock weight, but below worsted or aran weight. They are often about the same size as “sport” weight yarns, but are not necessarily interchangeable. … anything that calls for a smaller-than-worsted weight yarn.

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Can I substitute DK yarn for worsted?

‘Can I substitute DK yarn for worsted?’

You can! But it’s worth bearing in mind that DK is a slightly thinner yarn to worsted, so the best way to substitute is by going up a needle or hook size so that the tension will be the same.