Weight / ply: 8 ply / double knit
Ball size: 50 g
Metres (yards): 115 m (126 yards)
Fibre: 100% wool
Needle size: 4.00 mm
Colour type: solid
Care: gentle machine wash; hand wash recommended
Purely Wool DK yarn, an 8 ply 100% wool superwash, is beautifully warm, soft and budget-friendly. And, best of all, you can machine wash it! It’s suitable for everything from sweaters to amigurumi. Because it’s superwash, it drapes particularly well and you won’t have to worry about felting. (If you are looking for a yarn specifically for felting, you will want a yarn that is not superwash.) It’s great for shawls, children’s clothing and anything else that is structured and may need to be washed regularly.
The colours have been chosen specifically to appeal to New Zealand knitters. Broadway offers high-quality Italian-made yarns at a budget-friendly price. But you still get to support local – the business behind Broadway is 100% New Zealand owned and operated.
Broadway Purely Wool DK Free Patterns
As we mentioned up above, Broadway Purely Wool DK is a great yarn for amigurumi – and we have an article full of free amigurumi patterns.
Did you know that you can make thick, warm boot socks out of DK weight yarn? Modern Daily Knitting has a great recipe for DK yarn socks. If you’d like a more detailed pattern, this sock pattern from Winwick Mum is detailed and great for beginners.
DK weight yarn is a favourite for cardigans. The Uptown Cardigan is long, slouchy and a great match for Purely Wool DK. The Breckenridge Knit Topper Cardigan was originally designed with a cotton DK in mind, but it will be much warmer with Purely Wool DK!
You can also make blankets. The Meadow Lane Blanket pattern by Fifty Four Ten Studio scales from baby blanket to XXL size and is easy to knit.