How Much Yarn Do I Need?

It's the most frequently asked question we get.

The amount of yarn needed for any given project depends on the density of the fabric. The looser the stitch, the more drape it will have and the less yarn it will need overall. The tighter the stitch, the less see-through and more stiff the fabric will be.

That being said, we can provide the following information as a rough starting point.

  • Lace Yarn 

    • Yarn Size 0  (Size 10 Crochet Thread)
    • 2.0mm (US 0) and 30-40sts to 10cm (4")
    • Scarf = 350m
    • Shawl = 500m
    • Small Plain Adult Sweater = 2000m

  • Sock / 4-ply / Fingering Yarn 

    • Yarn Size 1 (Size 5 Crochet Thread)
    • 3.0mm (US 2.5) and 28-30sts to 10cm (4")
    • Hat = 250m
    • Scarf = 750m
    • Baby Blanket = 1500m
    • Smalll Plain Adult Sweater = 1800m

  • Sport Yarn 

    • Yarn Size 2  (Size 3 Crochet Thread)
    • 3.5mm (US 4) and 24-26sts to 10cm (4")
    • Hat = 250m
    • Scarf = 600m
    • Baby Blanket = 1200m
    • Small Plain Adult Sweater = 1600m

  • Double Knitting (DK) Yarn

    • Yarn Size 3
    • 4.0mm (US 6) and 22sts to 10cm (4")
    • Hat = 225m
    • Scarf = 600m
    • Baby Blanket = 1200m
    • Small Plain Adult Sweater = 1600m

  • Worsted Weight Yarn

    • Yarn Size 4
    • 4.5mm (US 7) and 20sts = 10cm (4")
    • Hat = 200m
    • Scarf = 550m
    • Baby Blanket = 1100m
    • Small Plain Adult Sweater = 1400m

  • Aran Weight Yarrn

    • Yarn Size 4
    • 5.5mm (US 9) and 18sts = 10cm (4")
    • Hat =  200m
    • Scarf = 500m
    • Baby Blanket = 1000m
    • Small Plain Adult Sweater = 1300m

  • Chunky / Bulky Weight Yarn

    • Yarn Size 5
    • 6.0mm (US 10) and 14sts = 10cm (4")
    • Hat = 140m
    • Baby Blanket = 900m
    • Small Plain Adult Sweater = 1000m

  • Super Bulky

    • Yarn Size 6
    • 9.0mm (US 13) and 10sts = 10cm (4")
    • Hat = 120m
    • Baby Blanket = 700m
    • Small Plain Adult Sweater = 950m

  • Jumbo Weight Yarn

    • Yarn Size 7
    • 15mm or larger and 6 sts or fewer = 10cm (4")
    • Yarn estimates below are based on 4-6sts  to 10cm
      • Hat = 40m
      • Baby Blanket = 650m
      • Small Plain Adult Sweater = 900m

 

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