# Frequent question: How much yarn do I need to cast on stitches?

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If you need 20 stitches of 4mm diameter stitches, then you’ll need a minimum of 20 x 1.26cm length. Convert to inches (1” per 2.54cm) and you’ve got roughly 10” minimum for the tail to cast on. Add a few more inches so that you’ll have yarn to hold on to at the end; four to five inches should do it.

## How do you calculate cast on stitches?

The Stitches to Cast-On = (dW x S/W). Divide Stitches counted in swatch by swatch Width measured. Multiply by Desired Width. So for the example for the above you will take your 4×4 measured area.

## How much yarn do I need for stitches?

So, if your yarn has 4 stitches per inch, and you need 40 stitches, well then you’ll need to set aside a tail of 10 inches + a little extra.

Stitches per Inch.

Yarn weight Stitches per inch
lace 8-10
superfine 7-8
fine 6-7
light 5-6

## How do I figure out how much yarn I need?

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 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.

## How much yarn is needed for a blanket?

How much yarn do I need to make a ____?

Yarn Weight 1 Yarn Weight 3
Shawl 550-850 Yards 400-625 Yards
Adult Sweater 3375 Yards 1500-2250 Yards
Baby Blanket 1500-1625 Yards 1125-1250 Yards
Afghan 3750-4125 Yards 3000-3500 Yards

## How many skeins of yarn does it take to make a blanket?

When it comes to crocheting a blanket, you’ll need around 1-18 skeins of yarn or about 900-4000 yards of yarn.

## What can I knit with 600 yards of yarn?

Even if you’re not a fan of knitting for little ones, 600 yards of DK weight yarn can net you a tee, a scarf, or even a bolero.

## What does 50g yarn mean?

50g stands for “50 grams”. … 50 grams of yarn is equivalent to approximately 1.76 ounces of yarn. So if you have 2 x 50 gram balls it is equivalent to a 100-gram ball of yarn.

## How much yarn is in a ball?

Look at the yarn label to see how many yards are in 1 ball. In this example, we’ll say that each ball has 200 yards. Take the total number of yards you’ll need (1350) and divide that by the number of yards in each ball (200). 1350/200 = 6.75 balls.

## How long should my long tail cast on be?

Convert to inches (1” per 2.54cm) and you’ve got roughly 10” minimum for the tail to cast on. Add a few more inches so that you’ll have yarn to hold on to at the end; four to five inches should do it.

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## How many stitches do you need for a baby blanket?

How many stitches to cast on for an average baby blanket? I would do anywhere from 130 to 200 stitches. It really depends on how wide you want the blanket to be. Most call for at least 130 stitches.

## What is the point of a long tail cast on?

The long tail cast on serves to cast on stitches onto the needles and it results in a very flexible rim. It works well in projects where you knit in stockinette stitch or rib stitch at the beginning. In addition, it results in a rim that is both consistent and beautiful.