Estimating How Much Yarn to Buy

There is no term as “too much yarn”, but you do need to have an estimate of how much yarn you would need for a project you intend to make :). I have prepared a chart which will help you estimate the total yarn needed to knit hats, sweaters, blankets, and more.

Tip – Don’t run out of yarn. Make sure, you have enough yarn to cover your project, and a bit besides. It’s not always easy matching afterwards!

 

Baby

Toddler

Kid

Teenager

Adult

Hat

0-50 gm 50 – 75 gm 75 – 100 gm 100 – 125 gm 125 – 150 gm

Scarf

NA NA 200 – 300 gm 250 – 350 gm 350 – 450 gm

Baby Shoe

0 – 50 gm 0 – 50 gm 50 – 100 gm 100 – 150 gm 100 – 150 gm

Shawl / Poncho

NA 150 – 200 gm 200 – 300 gm 300 – 400 gm 400 – 500 gm

Blanket / Bed Sheet

300 – 500 gm 500 – 800 gm 800 gm – 1.5 kg 1.5 – 2 kg 3 – 5 kg

Sweater / Pullover / Cardigan

100 – 150 gm 100 – 200 gm 200 – 300 gm 300 – 400 gm 300 – 400 gm S
          400 – 500 gm M
          500 – 600 gm L
          600 – 700 gm XL
          700 – 800 gm XXL
          800 gm – 1 kg XXXL