Double Knit Yarn

 Ashford is very proud of its own DK Yarn. 100% pure New Zealand wool grown on sheep farms around New Zealand and spun in a small boutique mill in Hawkes Bay. This semi worsted yarn is a blend of Corriedale and Perendale, a traditional Double Knit (DK) weight yarn with a three-fold twist (three strands plied together) to give durability and great stitch definition. Ideal for knitting, weaving and knit/felt garments, accessories and projects.

This yarn has not been bulked – the process that happens when yarns are dyed or steamed - so they appear thinner. Once you have dyed or washed the yarns they will bulk up to their full condition. If knitting with the unbulked yarns be sure to do a gauge swatch and wash/steam.

Fibre content

100% Corriedale and perendale wool


100g / 3.5oz 


202m / 221yd


Medium / DK

Knitting needle size & tension

4-4.5mm / 6-7 US / 10x10cm = 20-22 Sts, 28 rows

WPI & suggested heddle

9 WPI, 7.5dpi 30/10 reed 


Hand wash, lay flat to dry


New Zealand

Please note that while I try my very best to represent these yarns accurately, there may be variations of -/+5% on all measurements. Please treat all measurements as approximates.

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