How Much Mohair Yarn Do I Need To Knit A Sweater? [Answers for 4 Sizes]

By Jodie Morgan

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

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I reviewed, fact checked and updated this post on May 16, 2023.

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I recommend using a pattern to knit a sweater. The designer gives the yarn weight and yardage. The example pattern I’m using is the Rowan Brownie by Marie Wallin. It’s a great option for beginners. Also, to knit this on a machine requires a different amount of yarn. For more info, see my post.

Note: These measurements are for an adult sweater, and while mohair is a lovely fiber, it’s a little scratchy for those with sensitive skin, especially babies. If you want to see how much yarn to knit a baby sweater, read my guide.

How Much Mohair Yarn Do I Need For A Sweater? 

Here’s my handy guide to how much yarn for knitting a sweater in 4 sizes and yards of yarn required when using the example pattern in lace weight #0 yarn.

Size Small

To knit a sweater with finished chest measurements of 32-34 inches (81-86 cm) using the example pattern, you need a min of 916 yards (840 meters) of lace weight #0 yarn. A total weight of 3.6 oz (100 g).

Number of skeins is 4 skeins (each skein weighs 0.9 oz – 25 g).

S Size Sweater Mohair Yarn Estimates
With
Lace Weight Yarn (#0)

Final Size (In)

32-34 inches

Final Size (Cm)

81-86 cm

Estimated Yardage

916 yards

Estimated Meterage

840 meters

Estimated Ounces

3.6 oz

Estimated Grams

100 g

Estimated Skeins

4 skeins

Size Medium

To knit a sweater with finished chest measurements of 36-38 inches (91-97 cm) using the example pattern, you need a min of 1,145 yards (1,050 meters) of lace weight #0 yarn. A total weight of 4.5 oz (125 g).

Number of skeins is 5 skeins (each skein weighs 0.9 oz – 25 g).

M Size Sweater Mohair Yarn Estimates
With Lace Weight Yarn (#0)

Final Size (In)

36-38 inches

Final Size (Cm)

91-97 cm

Estimated Yardage

1,145 yards

Estimated Meterage

1,050 meters

Estimated Ounces

4.5 oz

Estimated Grams

125 g

Estimated Skeins

5 skeins

Size Large

To knit a sweater with finished chest measurements of 40-42 inches (102-107 cm) using the example pattern, you need a min of 1,145 yards (1,050 meters) of lace weight #0 yarn. A total weight of 4.5 oz (g).

Number of skeins is 5 skeins (each skein weighs 0.9 oz – 25 g).

L Size Sweater Mohair Yarn Estimates
With Lace Weight Yarn (#0)

Final Size (In)

40-42 inches

Final Size (Cm)

102-107 cm

Estimated Yardage

1,145 yards

Estimated Meterage

1,050 meters

Estimated Ounces

4.5 oz

Estimated Grams

125 g

Estimated Skeins

5 skeins

Size Extra Large

To knit a sweater with finished chest measurements of 44-46 inches (112-117 cm) using the example pattern, you need a min of 1,374 yards (1,260 meters) of lace weight #0 yarn. A total weight of 5.4 oz (150 g).

Number of skeins is 6 skeins (each skein weighs 0.9 oz – 25 g).

XL Size Sweater Mohair Yarn Estimates
With Lace Weight Yarn (#0)

Final Size (In)

44-46 inches

Final Size (Cm)

112-117 cm

Estimated Yardage

1,374 yards

Estimated Meterage

1,260 meters

Estimated Ounces

5.4 oz

Estimated Grams

150 g

Estimated Skeins

6 skeins

How Many Yards Of Mohair Yarn Do I Need to Knit A Sweater?

To knit a sweater with finished chest measurements of 40-42″ (102-107 cm) using the example pattern, you need a min of 1,145 yards (1,050 meters) of lace weight #0 yarn.

How Many Skeins Of Mohair Yarn Do I Need For A Sweater?

To knit a sweater with finished chest measurements of 40-42″ (102-107 cm) using the example pattern, you need a min of 5 skeins of lace weight #0 yarn.

(Each skein weighs 0.9 oz – 25 g).

How Many Balls Of Mohair Yarn Do I Need For A Sweater?

To knit a sweater with finished chest measurements of 40-42″ (102-107 cm) using the example pattern, you need a min of 5 balls of lace weight #0 yarn.

(Each skein weighs 0.9 oz – 25 g).

How Many Ounces Of Mohair Yarn For A Sweater?

To knit a sweater with finished chest measurements of 40-42″ (102-107 cm) using the example pattern, you need a min of 4.5 oz (150 g) of lace weight #0 yarn. 

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Jodie Morgan From Knit Like Granny

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