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HOW MUCH YARN DO I NEED?

 

ESTIMATE GAUGE FOR COMBINING YARNS IN A MULTI - STRAND

Add the stitches per inch of the two yarns together - divide by 3.
Example:
Yarn 1 is 4 stitches per inch
Yarn 2 is 5 stitches per inch
                 9 divided by 3 = 3
The gauge will be approximately 3 stitches per inch.
This is just a guide. It is important to take a gauge with the yarns being used for project

  • For cardigans, add 100 extra yard
  • For turtleneck and cowls, add 200 extra yards.
  • Oversize sweaters add about 25%
  • All-over pattern stitches add 33 % more yardage.
  • Sweaters with more than one color also require more yarn.
  • Add 30% to amounts for crochet.

These amounts are only estimates. It is advised to always buy extra yarn.


Socks Gauge
stitches per inch

Child  S - M - L
Foot length  5 - 6½ - 8
Adult  S - M - L
Foot length 9½ - 10½ - 11½
Fingering wt. 6 - 8 sts 150 - 225 - 275 yds. 325 - 425 - 525 yds.
Sport wt. 5 - 6 sts 125 - 175 - 225 yds. 250 - 325 - 400 yds.
Worsted wt. 4 - 4½ sts 125 - 150 - 200 yds. 250 - 300 - 350 yds.
Bulky wt. 3 - 3½ sts 100 - 125 - 150 yds. 175 - 225 - 275 yds.

Hat Gauge
stitches per inch

Child - Adult
18" - 20" - 22"
Sport wt. 5 - 6 sts 175 - 225 - 275 yds.
Worsted wt. 4 - 4½ sts 175 - 225 - 250 yds.
Bulky wt. 3 - 3½ sts 125 - 150 - 175 yds.

Mitten Gauge
stitches per inch

Child
5" - 5½"
Adult
7" - 8"
Fingering wt. 6 - 8 sts 175 - 200 yds. 250 - 350 yds.
Sport wt. 5 - 6 sts 85 - 150 yds. 180 - 230 yds.
Worsted wt. 4 - 4½ sts 75 - 100 yds. 145 - 165 yds.
Bulky wt. 3 - 3½ sts 50 - 75 yds. 125 - 150 yds.

Afghan - Throw Gauge
stitches per inch

Baby
60" x 60"
Fingering wt. 6½ - 7 sts 1351 yds. 3500 yds.
Sport wt. 5 - 6 sts 1200 yds. 3150 yds.
DK Double Knit 5 sts 1100 yds. 2800 yds.
Worsted wt. 4 - 4½ sts 1000 yds. 2660 yds.
Bulky wt. 3 - 3½ 850 yds. 1875 yds.

Scarf Gauge
stitches per inch

Child  6" x 40"
Adult  8" x 54"
Fingering wt. 6½ - 7 sts 440 yds. 660 yds.
Sport wt. 5 - 6 sts 350 yds. 700 yds.
DK Double Knit 5 sts 250 yds. 450 yds.
Worsted wt. 4 - 4½ sts 190 yds. 380 yds.
Bulky wt. 3 - 3½ 125 yds. 250 yds.

Vest Gauge
stitches per inch

Child
24" - 28" - 32"
Adult
36" - 40" - 44" - 48" - 52 "
Fingering wt. 6½ - 7 sts 400 - 550 - 750 yds. 950 - 1125 - 1300 - 1450 - 1650 yds.
Sport wt. 5 - 6 sts 300 - 400 - 600 yds. 700 - 850 - 950 - 1100 - 1250 yds.
DK Double Knit 5 sts 275 - 375 - 550 yds. 650 - 800 - 900 - 1000 - 1100 yds.
Worsted wt. 4 - 4½ sts 250 - 350 - 500 yds. 600 - 750 - 850 - 950 - 1050 yds.
Bulky wt. 3 - 3½ 175 - 250 - 400 yds. 450 - 550 - 650 - 700 - 800 yds.

Sweater Gauge
stitches per inch

Child
24" - 28" - 32"
Adult
36" - 40" - 44" - 48" - 52 "
Fingering wt. 6½ - 7 sts 750 - 1000 - 1450 yds. 1800 - 2100 - 2500 - 2700 - 3000 yds.
Sport wt. 5 - 6 sts 550 - 800 - 1100 yds. 1400 - 1600 - 1900 - 2100 - 2300 yds.
Worsted wt. 4 - 4½ sts 500 - 650 - 1000 yds. 1200 - 1400 - 1600 - 1800 - 2000 yds.
Bulky wt. 3 - 3½ 350 - 500 - 700 yds. 900 - 1000 - 1200 - 1300 - 1500 yds.
 


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