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

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How Much Worsted Weight Yarn To Knit A Scarf

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I recommend using a pattern to knit a scarf. The designer gives the yarn weight and yardage. Can’t be bothered to determine the yarn requirements? No worries, just use a handy knitting kit. More info in my guide.

The example pattern I’m using is the Rhede Scarf by Rowan Yarns. 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 worsted weight #4 yarn.

How Much Worsted Yarn Do I Need For A Scarf?

To knit a scarf with finished length measurements of 63 inches (160 cm) using the example pattern, you need a minimum of 657 yards (600 meters) of worsted weight #4 yarn. A total weight of 10.6 oz (300 g). Number of skeins is 3 skeins (each skein weighs 3.5 oz – 100 g).

Worsted Scarf Yarn Estimates
With Worsted Weight Yarn (#4)

Final Size (In)

63 inches

Final Size (Cm)

160 cm

Estimated Yardage

657 yards

Estimated Meterage

600 meters

Estimated Ounces

10.6 oz

Estimated Grams

300 g

Estimated Skeins

3 skeins

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

To knit a scarf with finished length measurements of 63″ (160 cm) using the example pattern, you need a minimum of 657 yards (600 meters) of worsted weight #4 yarn.

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

To knit a scarf with finished length measurements of 63″ (160 cm) using the example pattern, you need a minimum of 3 skeins of worsted weight #4 yarn. (Each skein weighs 3.5 oz – 100 g).

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

To knit a scarf with finished length measurements of 63″ (160 cm) using the example pattern, you need a minimum of 3 balls of worsted weight #4 yarn. (Each skein weighs 3.5 oz – 100 g).

How Many Ounces Of Worsted Yarn For A Scarf?

To knit a scarf with finished length measurements of 63″ (160 cm) using the example pattern, you need a minimum of 10.6 oz (300 g) of worsted weight #4 yarn. 

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Conclusion

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

About The Author

Jodie Morgan From Knit Like Granny

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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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