# Frequent question: How do you measure yarn when knitting?

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## How do you calculate yarn in knitting?

Formula: (length x width x gauge) / 6 = yards needed. Length and width are in inches and gauge is in stitches per inch. For example, if you’d like a scarf 48″ long and 8″ wide using a worsted weight yarn, (48 x 8 x 5) / 6 = 320 yards. Round up as running out of yarn is the worst!

## How much yarn do I need to knit a blanket?

“The amount of yarn you need really depends on your project and how thick your yarn is. For example, a good size blanket takes about 225 yards of yarn,” Weil says. “If you are making that with four strands of super bulky yarn, you would need 900 yards total.

## How many balls of yarn do I need for a blanket?

Crunch those numbers, and know that you’ll have about 340 feet of chunky yarn in a single ball to yield a 30” x 50” blanket. The calculations will vary slightly based on whether you are purchasing a “super bulky” (6) or “jumbo” (7) yarn.

## How do I know what yarn to use?

Yarn weight refers to the thickness of the yarn strand and is a good place to start when choosing your project. A heavier yarn will make a thicker, bulkier project and a finer weight is best for lightweight garments and accessories.

## How do you know what size knitting needle to use?

To test a needle, slide it into one of the holes. Keep trying until you find the one that it can just fit through without any (or much) wiggle room. That’s what size your needle is. You can also get a knitting needle gauge that just includes the holes and is not also a gauge ruler.

## How do I know what type of yarn I have?

Smell the yarn as it burns to see if it smells like wood or hair.

1. Cotton, linen, hemp, jute, and rayon are all similar. …
2. Silk smells sort of similar to charred meat or burning hair.
3. Wool and other animal fibers always smell like hair or feathers.
4. Acetate smells kind of like paper and vinegar.

## What kind of yarn do you use to arm knit a blanket?

Any yarns labelled Bulky, Super Bulky or Jumbo are perfect for chunky blankets. The best arm knitting yarn for a chunky blanket is a roving merino wool like Becozi Merino Chunky Yarn. The texture of this yarn will help fill in the gaps created by the loose weave of arm knitting.

## How much yarn do I need for a queen size blanket?

Queen size bed blanket 50×70 inches – 9 lbs; King size bed blanket 60×80 inches – 13 lbs.

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## How many meters of yarn do I need for a blanket?

How much yarn do I need to make a ____?

Yarn Weight 1 Yarn Weight 5
Shawl 550-850 Yards 350-500 Yards
Adult Sweater 3375 Yards 950-1125 Yards
Baby Blanket 1500-1625 Yards 875-1000 Yards
Afghan 3750-4125 Yards 2000-2250 Yards

## How many stitches do I need to cast on for a blanket?

If you want a medium sized blanket, then try casting on 120 stitches. For a large lap blanket, cast on 160 stitches. For an extra-large lap blanket, cast on 200 stitches.