How Much Chunky Yarn Do I Need To Knit A Scarf? [Answers for 1 Size]

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Our included yarn calculation table gives you quick answers to the question – How much chunky yarn do I need to knit a scarf? No running out of yarn!

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I recommend using a pattern to knit a scarf. The designer gives the yarn weight and yardage. Don’t want the hassle of estimating how much yarn you need? A knitting kit is the simple solution. I share all about it in this post.

The example pattern I’m using is the One Ball Knit Scarfie by Lion Brand Yarn. It’s a great option for beginners.Here’s my handy guide to how much yarn for knitting a scarf and yards of yarn when using the example pattern in chunky weight #5 yarn.

How Much Chunky Yarn Do I Need For A Scarf?

To knit a scarf with the finished length of 68 inches (173 cm) using the example pattern, you need a minimum of 312 yards (285 meters) of chunky weight #5 yarn. A total weight of 5.3 oz (150 g). Number of skeins is 1 skein (each skein weighs 5.3 oz – 150 g).

Scarf Yarn Estimates
With Chunky Weight Yarn (#5)

Final Size (In)

68 inches

Final Size (Cm)

173 cm

Estimated Yardage

312 yards

Estimated Meterage

285 meters

Estimated Ounces

5.3 oz

Estimated Grams

150 g

Estimated Skeins

1 skein

How Many Yards Of Chunky Yarn Do I Need To Knit A Scarf?

To knit a scarf with the finished length of 68″ (173 cm) using the example pattern, you need a minimum of 312 yards (285 meters) of chunky weight #5 yarn.

How Many Skeins Of Chunky Yarn Do I Need For A Scarf?

To knit a scarf with the finished length of 68″ (173 cm) using the example pattern, you need a minimum of 1 skein of chunky weight #5 yarn. (Each skein weighs 5.3 oz – 150 g).

How Many Balls Of Chunky Yarn Do I Need For A Scarf?

To knit a scarf with the finished length of 68″ (173 cm) using the example pattern, you need a minimum of 1 ball of chunky weight #5 yarn. (Each skein weighs 5.3 oz – 150 g).

How Many Ounces Of Chunky Yarn For A Scarf?

To knit a scarf with the finished length of 68″ (173 cm) using the example pattern, you need a minimum of 5.3 oz (150 g) of chunky weight #5 yarn. 

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Conclusion

Now you know how much chunky yarn you need to knit a scarf, it’s time to start your next project! Want to use a smaller yarn weight? See my post on how much worsted yarn for a scarf.

About The Author

Jodie Morgan From Knit Like Granny

Jodie Morgan (Author & Founder)

jodie@knitlikegranny.com | Lives In: Regional Australia

Author: Jodie Morgan is a passionate knitter and blogger with 40+ years of experience currently living in regional Australia. 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. Get to know Jodie and the team on our meet the team page.

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