Knitting Co. is number one in customer service and product selection in the crocheting and knitting industry. We source high-quality products from all around the world that you might not be able to find elsewhere in Australia. We have everything you need for your craft, including supplies and yarns. We also offer the cheapest domestic shipping rates in the industry and the best price guarantee that ensures you won’t find a better deal. If you’re looking to stock up on your 8 ply yarn in Australia, there’s no better choice. Our yarns can be used for all kinds of projects and come in a variety of materials and colours.
What is 8 Ply?
The ply of yarn is determined by the number of separate strings that have been twisted together. With 8 ply yarn, that means there have been eight strings of wool. This type of yarn is also known as light worsted or DK yarn in other countries. When you add more plies, the yarn becomes stronger and less flexible. The 8 ply is one of the most popular yarns available because of its versatility and how easy it is to work with, being fast to work and easy to handle, making it suitable both for beginners and those more experienced. This also means that it comes in a wide range of different materials and colours, and you’re almost guaranteed to find an 8 ply yarn that works for the specific project you’re knitting or crocheting.
What Can You Make With 8 Ply Yarns
As mentioned, 8 ply yarn is an extremely versatile and popular yarn. It can be used for nearly any project, including:
Blankets and throws
Baby and children’s clothing
Jumpers and cardigans
Jackets and shawls
Mittens and gloves
Crocheted toys and decorations
What Projects are Suitable for 8 Ply Yarn?
Once you’ve purchased yarn of any ply, it’s time to make something beautiful out of it. If you’re a beginner it can be overwhelming to find a yarn, pattern and pair of needles that all fit together, so here are some helpful tips. If you’ve purchased yarn, check what the ply is and use that when you search for a pattern. If you’ve already found a pattern you like, check what type of yarn is specified. Using the right yarn will make a world of difference. You can purchase a pattern from Knitting Co, and they all specify what ply of yarn you should use. For 8 ply, we have tops, tanks, sweaters, scarves and more. This type of yarn is most commonly used with 4.00 mm knitting needles and crochet hooks but do check with the pattern you’re using what size needle or hook it calls for. At Knitting Co, we also have knitting needles and crochet hooks of all sizes, so you can get everything from the same place.
Double Knit Yarn in Australia: Simply Another Name for 8 Ply Yarn
If you find a pattern that requires a double knit yarn (DK), it simply means 8-ply. You may also see DK yarn referred to as light worsted. Double knit yarn is an 8-ply thread with between 11-14 wraps per inch. This means you'll get around 200-250 meters of yarn in every 100-gram ball or skein. Double knit yarn is usually used with 3.75-4.5mm needles which will give you a tension of between 21-24 stitches per 4 inches. It's called double knitting yarn because it's twice as thick as fingering weight yarn (4 ply). It's made by spinning 2 x 4-ply threads together. You can also recreate double knit yarn by holding two 4-ply threads together as you knit.
We Ship Our Double Knit Yarn Australia-Wide
At Knitting Co., we offer one of the best ranges of double knit yarn in Australia from top yarn brands and ship it country wide. Whether your pattern calls for 100% acrylic, 100% cotton or 100% wool yarn, you'll find a great selection right here on our website. Our yarns are available in a myriad of solid colours, flecks and multicoloured options so you can create amazing, knitted items. We also offer double knit yarns in blends of wool, silk together with bamboo and cotton blends which are super-soft and breathable.
Choose from well-established brands such as Patons, Sirdar and DMC, try the excellent value Everyday DK yarns which allow you to produce affordable knitted items or treat yourself to a luxurious silk or alpaca, mohair merino blend double knit yarn from Jo Sharp. One thing's for sure, whichever yarn you choose, you can rest assured you'll be getting it at the best price available – thanks to the Knitting Co. price guarantee.
Buy 8 Ply Yarn in Australia
Whether you’re learning the craft or are already an experienced knitter or crocheter, you can get everything you require for a wide range of projects from Knitting Co. From the pattern to the yarn and needles or hook, we have high-quality options for all of them.
We have a large range of multiple ply yarns available