How Much Yarn Do I Need?

For a Decorative Scarf:

(Approximately 4” x 4 ½ “)

On size 19 needles – 6 stitches – 65 yards
On size 17 needles – 8 stitches – 75 yards
On size 15 needles – 10 stitches – 90 yards
On size 13 needles – 12 stitches – 100 yards
On size 11 needles – 14 stitches – 115 yards

For a Classic Scarf:

Use needles 1 to 2 sizes larger than suggested.
Average size = 7” x 5’
Uses 150 – 200 grams of yarn

For a Sweater (Ladies Medium)

DK or Sport Weight Yarn – 5 ½ sts = 1”
on a size 6 needle – 1400 yards
Worsted Weight Yarn – 5 sts = 1” on size 7 needle               1200 yards
Aran Weight Yarn – 4-4 ½ sts=1” on a size 8 or 9 needle – 1100 yards
Bulky Weight Yarn – 3-3 ½  sts = 1” on a size 10 or 10 l/2 – 900 to 1000 yards
Super Bulky Weight Yarn – 2-2 ½  sts = 1” on a size 11 or 13 needle – 750 to 800 yards

For an Afghan:

Crib Size 32: x 32:
In worsted weight yarn – 1050 yards,
In bulky weight yarn – 800 yards

Blanket 36” x 45”

In worsted weight yarn 1650 yards
In bulky weight yarn – 1275 yards

Afghan 48” x 60”

In worsted weight yarn – 2950 yards,
In bulky weight yarn – 2250 yards

Need help in reading the label on various kinds of yarn?  The following are standard conversions .

 

       CONVERSIONS

Ounces = Grams x 0.035
Grams = Ounces x 28.57
Yards – Meters x 1.0936
Meters = Yards x 0.9144

Ounces     Grams     Grams    Ounces

.05             14.28         5               0.17
1.0              28.57        10             0.35
1.5              42.85        20             0.70
2.0              57.14        25             0.87
2.5              71.42        30             1.05
3.0              85.71        40             1.40
3.5              99.99        50             1.75
3.75           107.13       100           3.50
4.0             114.28       150           5.25

Yards         Meters       Meters     Yards

5                   4.47              5            5.46
10                 9.14             10          10.93
25                22.86             25         27.34
50                45.72             50         54.64
100              91.44            100      109.36
150             137.16           150      164.04
200             182.88           200      218.72
300             274.32           300      328.08
400             364.76           400      437.44