Okay, so I got a ball of Sirdar Snuggly DK for a baby hat and the guage on the yarn says that 4x4 is 22 st 28rw on 4mm needles.
When i knit a swatch I got 28 st to 4 inches.... on 4mm needles, and my stitches weren't that tight at all.
okay so I got to thinking that 'DK' means 'double knit' and that I should hold 2 strands together.. so I did another swatch.. I got 24 st in 4 inches on 4mm needles. much closer to the guage listed...
so what is the deal anyways? am I supposed to use two strands?