I’m trying to find a cheap substitute for some 100% wool DK weight yarn. I thought I’d check out Knit Picks. Their cheaper Peruvian Highland wool doesn’t come in DK weight, so I had a look at the sport weight and the worsted weight to see which came closest to the yarn I’ve got that I’m trying to match.
Here’s where I got confused. Same content (100% Peruvian Highland Wool), same weight per ball (50g), but the sport weight has LESS yardage (103yds) than the worsted weight (110yds). How can this be? Is it all in the plying? I mean, sport should be significantly thinner than worsted (since DK is between them), right? And therefore the length should be significantly longer than the worsted.
Where am I going wrong here?