How Much Cashmere Yarn Do I Need To Knit A Sweater?

A Cashmere Yarn sweater is a luxurious garment to knit. Our included Yarn calculation tables give you the quick answers to the question – How much Cashmere Yarn do I need to knit a sweater? No running out of yarn!

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I highly recommend using a pattern to knit a Sweater with cashmere yarn. The designer gives details of the Cashmere Yarn weight and the yardage.

The example pattern I’m using is Refine by Lisa Richardson for Rowan. It includes 5 different sizes. It is an excellent option for advanced beginners to intermediate knitters.

How Much Cashmere Yarn Do I Need For a Sweater? 

To knit a Sweater with finished bust measurements of 38.5 inches (98 cm),  – (using the example pattern) you will need a minimum of 1050 yards (959 meters) of DK Weight #3 Cashmere Yarn, total weight of 12.6 oz (350g) – Number of skeins is 7 skeins (each skein weighs 1.8 oz/ 50g).

Knitted Sweater Estimates
with Cashmere DK Weight Yarn (#3)

Final Bust Size (In)

38.5 inches

Final Bust Size (Cms)

98 cms

Estimated Yardage

1050 yards

Estimated Meterage

959 meters

Estimated Ounces

12.6 oz

Estimated Grams

350 gms

Estimated Skeins

7 skeins

And here are the requirements for 4 more sizes:

To knit a Sweater with finished bust measurements of 42.25 inches (107.5 cm),  – (using the example pattern) you will need a minimum of 1200 yards (1096 meters) of DK Weight #3 Cashmere Yarn, total weight of 14.4 oz (400g) – Number of skeins is 8 skeins (each skein weighs 1.8 oz/ 50g).

Knitted Sweater Estimates
with Cashmere DK Weight Yarn (#3)

Final Bust Size (In)

42.25 inches

Final Bust Size (Cms)

107.5 cms

Estimated Yardage

1200 yards

Estimated Meterage

1096 meters

Estimated Ounces

14.4 oz

Estimated Grams

400 gms

Estimated Skeins

8 skeins

To knit a Sweater with finished bust measurements of 46.5 inches (118 cm),  – (using the example pattern) you will need a minimum of 1350 yards (1233 meters) of DK Weight #3 Cashmere Yarn, total weight of 16.2 oz (450g) – Number of skeins is 9 skeins (each skein weighs 1.8 oz/ 50g).

Knitted Sweater Estimates
with Cashmere DK Weight Yarn (#3)

Final Bust Size (In)

46.5 inches

Final Bust Size (Cms)

118 cms

Estimated Yardage

1350 yards

Estimated Meterage

1233 meters

Estimated Ounces

16.2 oz

Estimated Grams

450 gms

Estimated Skeins

9 skeins

To knit a Sweater with finished bust measurements of 50.25 inches (127.5 cm),  – (using the example pattern) you will need a minimum of 1500 yards (1370 meters) of DK Weight #3 Cashmere Yarn, total weight of 18 oz (500g) – Number of skeins is 10 skeins (each skein weighs 1.8 oz/ 50g).

Knitted Sweater Estimates
with Cashmere DK Weight Yarn (#3)

Final Bust Size (In)

50.25 inches

Final Bust Size (Cms)

127.5 cms

Estimated Yardage

1500 yards

Estimated Meterage

1370 meters

Estimated Ounces

18 oz

Estimated Grams

500 gms

Estimated Skeins

10 skeins

To knit a Sweater with finished bust measurements of 54.25 inches (138 cm),  – (using the example pattern) you will need a minimum of 1650 yards (1507 meters) of DK Weight #3 Cashmere Yarn, total weight of 19.8 oz (550g) – Number of skeins is 11 skeins (each skein weighs 1.8 oz/ 50g).

Knitted Sweater Estimates
with Cashmere DK Weight Yarn (#3)

Final Bust Size (In)

54.25 inches

Final Bust Size (Cms)

138 cms

Estimated Yardage

1650 yards

Estimated Meterage

1507 meters

Estimated Ounces

19.8 oz

Estimated Grams

550 gms

Estimated Skeins

11 skeins

How Many Yards Of Cashmere Yarn Do I Need to Knit a Sweater?

To knit a Sweater with finished bust measurements of 46.5 inches (118 cm),  – (using the example pattern) you will need a minimum of 1350 yards (1233 meters) of DK Weight #3 Cashmere Yarn.

How Many Skeins Of Cashmere Yarn Do I Need For a Sweater?

To knit a Sweater with finished bust measurements of 46.5 inches (118 cm),  – (using the example pattern) you will need a minimum of 9 skeins of DK Weight #3 Cashmere Yarn (each skein weighs 1.8 oz/ 50g).

How Many Balls Of Cashmere Yarn Do I Need For a Sweater?

To knit a Sweater with finished bust measurements of 46.5 inches (118 cm),  – (using the example pattern) you will need a minimum of 9 balls of DK Weight #3 Cashmere Yarn (each ball weighs 1.8 oz/ 50g).

How Many Ounces Of Cashmere Yarn For A Sweater?

To knit a Sweater with finished bust measurements of 46.5 inches (118 cm),  – (using the example pattern) you will need a minimum of 16.2 oz (450g) of DK Weight #3 Cashmere Yarn. 

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Now you know how much Cashmere Yarn you’ll need to knit a Sweater, it’s time to start your next project!

Want to know which Cashmere Yarn is best to use for a Sweater? To see my current recommendations, search for my article – The Best Yarns for Knitting.

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Author: Jodie Morgan is a passionate knitter and blogger with 40+ years of experience currently living in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Taught by her mother and wonderful grandmother “Mama”, she fell in love with crafting from a young age. When she’s not knitting, you’ll find her enjoying a cup of coffee with cream, or sharing helpful resources and tips with the online knitting community. Please say hello, or see what she's making on Ravelry.

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