# How many stitches do I need for a big blanket?

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## How many stitches do I need for a 30 inch blanket?

A typical stroller blanket is 30″ x 35″

You’ll cast on 120 stitches, knit your edge stitches, plus 14 repeats of the stitch patttern, then knit the edge stitches at the other end.

## How do you figure out how many stitches to cast on?

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.

## What size knitting needles do I need for a blanket?

The most common lengths used are 16”, 24”, 32”, and 40”. These needles work well for knitting blankets. However, unless you always knit the same blanket with the same yarn, you’ll need to buy a different needle for each blanket you make. This can get expensive and create storage issues for all the needles you buy.

## What are standard blanket sizes?

Standard blanket sizes

• Twin – 66 inches by 90 inches.
• Double – 80 inches by 90 inches.
• Queen – 90 inches by 90-100 inches.
• King – 108 inches by 90-100 inches.

## How big is an average blanket?

Dual-Sided Comfort

Blanket Type Dimensions (inches) Dimensions (cm)
Throw 50 inches by 60 inches 127 cm by 152 cm
Afghan 50 inches by 65 inches 127 cm by 165 cm
Twin 65 inches by 90 inches 165 cm by 229 cm
Double 85 inches by 90 inches 216 cm by 229 cm

## How much yarn does it take 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 much should I 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.

## What is permanent stitch?

They are used to join two pieces of material together permanently. These stitches are made permanent on the cloth and need not be removed later. Examples of permanent stitches are: Running Stitches.

## How many stitches make an inch?

The gauge will usually be 8 stitches per inch—or more! — on a size U.S. 000-1 needle. We love Jaggerspun’s Zephyr yarn. Fingering Weight A fine yarn worked on small needles: U.S. 1,2, or 3, to give about 7 stitches per inch.

## What is a good size knitting needle for beginners?

Medium sizes are generally the best for beginners. This means you should look for a width size of six (4mm), seven (4.5mm), or eight (5mm). For length, a 10-inch needle is usually a good starter size because they’ll be small enough to handle easily.

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## What size needles for a chunky blanket?

WHAT KNITTING NEEDLE TO USE: You’ll need this 32 inches long 25mm circular needle US 50 for this Chunky knit blanket pattern. You knit back and forth on the circular needle and not in the round. The circular needle is simply to accommodate a large number of stitches.