# How many yards of yarn do I need for a woven scarf?

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## How many yards of yarn do I need for a scarf?

How much yarn do I need to make a ____?

Yarn Weight 1 Yarn Weight 7
Scarf 525-825 Yards 125-200 Yards
Socks 350-500 Yards 175-200 Yards
Shawl 550-850 Yards 300-400 Yards
Adult Sweater 3375 Yards 825-1125 Yards

## How wide should a woven scarf be?

A wide scarf (10″ or more), especially if woven with thick yarns, would not work so well in loops or knots, but might be wound around the neck once for warmth. A long, wide scarf (say 12″ by 70″) could be worn around the neck or around the shoulders, therefore serving as a shawl.

## How much yarn do I need for weaving?

To calculate the amount of weft, you need to know warp width, the number of picks per inch, and the length of the weaving. I usually add ten percent to that number for weft take-up. (So for an 8″ wide warp woven at 20 picks per inch for 65″: 8″ x 20 x 65″ = 10,400″ divided by 36″/yd = 288 yd plus 10% = 317 yd.

## Is one ball of yarn enough for a scarf?

To make a scarf, it depends on what stitch you are using and how long you want your scarf to be. We recommend between 1 and 3 balls of bulky wool: 1 ball if you want to make a short cowl like the Downtown Snood. … And 3 balls if you want to make a long scarf like our Glastonbury Scarf or the Cucho Scarf.

## How many balls of yarn do I need?

Estimating How Much Yarn to Buy

Yarn Weight Category Stitches per Inch Yards Needed for an Adult Sweater
2 Fine 6 to 7 1,200 to 2,500
3 Light 5 to 6 1,000 to 2,000
4 Medium 4 to 5 800 to 1,500
5 Bulky 3 to 4 600 to 1,200

## What is a good width for a scarf?

The width of the scarf is your choice. Most scarves are between 6 and 8 inches. Yours can be skinnier or wider. There is no right or wrong.

## How many inches long should a scarf be?

How Wide Should a Scarf Be?

Age Style Length
Middle Childhood (6-10) Medium 55 inches
Long 60 inches
Preteens to Adults (11 and up) Small 20 – 50 inches
Medium 50 – 70 inches

## How much yarn do you need for a weaving scarf?

Therefore, you need 500 yards (or 2 skeins of 250 yards each) to weave a 10 x 72″ scarf on a shaft loom. For a rigid-heddle loom, multiplying 100 warp threads times your 2.5 yard warp length equals 250 yards. Two thirds of 250 yards is roughly 160 yards. That means you need 410 yards to weave the same scarf.

## How do I know 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!

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## How long does it take to weave a yard?

On average (all sorts of variables come into play: weave density, complexity of design, skill, etc.), it takes at least one month to weave one square yard, so a tapestry measuring 16 feet by 30 feet (53 square yards) could take between 4 1/2 to 5 years, if not more. That’s a long time.

## What can I make with 2 balls of yarn?

13 Gifts You Can Make with 2 Balls of Yarn or Less

 Knit Prince Street Leg Warmers Crochet Stash Basket Crochet Simply Basic Hat, Scarf, and Gloves Set. Crochet Geometric Pillow Knit Flip-Top Mittens Knit Cupcake #Scarfie

## What size needles for scarf?

If you are a tight knitter, use bigger needles (size 17) or if you are a loose knitter, use smaller needles (size 15). Use whatever size needle it takes so that you make a scarf that is 4 inches to 4.5 inches wide (not wider). You can also adjust the number of stitches to keep your scarf within this size range.