Suzy the Shepherdess
Suzy the Shepherdess

How Much Yarn do I Need?

My two-ply, medium (worsted) weight yarn skeins are 50 grams, approximately 100 yards.  I knit six stitches per inch with this yarn using #5 needles. 

 

My two-ply fingering weight yarn skeins are 50 grams, approximately 235 yards. I knit nine stitches per inch with this yarn using #1 needles.
 
To determine how much yarn you need for a particular project your best bet is always to check the pattern, but if you don't have your pattern handy, below are some averages for how many skeins you need for some common projects. 

Project 50 g Skeins
Child's Mittens  1 to 2
Adult Mittens 2 to 3

Wide Winter Scarf

8 Inches (50 Stitches) wide and 50 Inches Long

4 to 5

Narrow Winter Scarf

4 Inches (25 Stitches) wide and 40 Inches Long

2 to 3
Ribbed Stocking Hat 2 to 3

Man's Socks, covering the calf but not the knee

(Civil War pattern)

3 to 4
Sweater 10 to 16
Suzy Shawl 7

"Buy your wooolen yarns in quantities from some one in the country, whom you can trust."

Lydia Maria Child
The American Frugal Housewife, 1832

Suzy the Shepherdess knitting a wool sock at the Apple River Fort (1832)

Contact Details

Suzy the Shepherdess

Suzy Beggin Craft

P.O. Box 54

Stockton, IL 61085   U.S.A.

 

Phone: 815 541-0897
Email: Suzy@SuzyBeggin.com

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