# Frequent question: How much wool do you need for yarn?

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## How much wool do you need to make yarn?

If you spin:

1. Worsted Weight Yarn {12 WPI} You will get: 56 to 75 yds/ounce.
2. Bulky Yarn {10 WPI} 38 to 50 yds/ounce.
3. Sport Weight Yarn {14 WPI} 75 to 113 yds/ounce.
4. Fingering Weight Yarn {16 WPI} 119 to 150 yds/ounce.
5. Lace Weight Yarn {18 or more WPI} 163 + yds/ounce.
6. Very Bulky Yarn {8 or less WPI} 25 to 31 yds/ounce.

## How do I calculate 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 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 wool is needed for a project?

Ideally, your pattern should tell you how many yards (or meters) you need exactly by saying something like, “You’ll need 200 yards of yarn A and 50 yards of yarn B.”

How much yarn does your pattern call for?

Lace 500–1000 yards per 100 grams
DK 190–300 yards per 100 grams
Worsted 190–240 yards per 100 grams

## How much does it cost to process wool?

Processing Services & Prices as of Jan.

Wool – \$4.00 per pound. Fine wool and mohair – \$5.25 per pound. Exotics – \$3.50 per pound. Rewashing fibers sent as washed – \$3.00 per pound.

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

In our collection we recommend the blanket Udon Blanket with five skeins. If you are looking for something bigger and warmer, check out our Udon XXL, with 9 skeins. You can also knit something smaller and softer, for children, for example. For this you need two or three skeins of cotton or another, finer wool.

## How long is 50g of yarn?

Yards in 50 grams

But you can expect on average, 50 grams of yarn will be about 80-200 yards depending on the thickness of the yarn. Thicker yarn will have fewer yards per 50 grams, and thinner yarn will have more yards.

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

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
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## How many balls of yarn do you need to make a baby blanket?

How many skeins of yarn do you need for a baby blanket? Depending upon the size you are making, a typical baby blanket takes between 700 to 1500 yards of yarn (assuming a worsted weight blanket), so a typical 3.5 oz skein that has 220 yards will take 3-7 skeins to crochet a baby blanket.