How Much Yarn Do I Need To Knit A Baby Sweater? (Answers for 3 Sizes)

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Our included yarn calculation table gives you the quick answers to the question – How much yarn do I need to knit a Baby Sweater? Sizes for a 6 month, 12 month and 18 month old baby. No running out of yarn!

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I highly recommend using a pattern to knit a Baby Sweater. The designer gives details of the yarn weight and the yardage. By the way, knitting this on a machine uses a different amount of yarn. Check out my post for details.

The example pattern I’m using is the Caron Simply Cute Pullover baby sweater pattern using garter stitch. It is a great option for beginners. There’s a range of size inclusions.

How Much Yarn Do I Need For A Baby Sweater?

Using Worsted Weight #4 Yarn here is how much yarn you need for 3 different sizes of baby sweater for 6 months, 12 months and 18 month olds.

6 Months

To knit a Baby Sweater measuring finished chest 19 inches (48 cm) – (using the example pattern) you will need a minimum of 330 yards (300 meters) of Worsted Weight #4 yarn, total weight of 7 oz (200 g) – Number of skeins is 2 skeins (each skein weighs 3.5 oz/ (100 g).

12 Months

To knit Baby Sweater measuring finished chest 20 inches (51 cm) – (using the example pattern) you will need a minimum of 330 yards (300 meters) of Worsted Weight #4 yarn, total weight of 7 oz (200 g) – Number of skeins is 2 skeins (each skein weighs 3.5 oz/ (100 g).

18 Months

To knit Baby Sweater measuring finished chest 21 inches (53.5 cm) – (using the example pattern) you will need a minimum of 330 yards (300 meters) of Worsted Weight #4 yarn, total weight of 7 oz (200 g) – Number of skeins is 2 skeins (each skein weighs 3.5 oz/ (100 g).

How Much Worsted Weight Yarn Needed For Baby Sweater?

Here’s my handy guide to how much worsted weight yarn for knitting a Baby Sweater and yards of yarn required when knitting garter stitch (using the example pattern) in 3 different sizes.

6 month Size Baby Sweater Yarn Estimates
With Worsted Weight Yarn (#4)

Finished Chest (In)

19 inches

Finished Chest (Cms)

48 cms

Estimated Yardage

330 yards

Estimated Meterage

300 meters

Estimated Ounces

7 oz

Estimated Grams

200 gms

Estimated Skeins

2 skeins


12 month Size Baby Sweater Yarn Estimates
With Worsted Weight Yarn (#4)

Finished Chest (In)

20 inches

Finished Chest (Cms)

51 cms

Estimated Yardage

330 yards

Estimated Meterage

300 meters

Estimated Ounces

7 oz

Estimated Grams

200 gms

Estimated Skeins

2 skeins


18 month Size Baby Sweater Yarn Estimates
With Worsted Weight Yarn (#4)

Finished Chest (In)

21 inches

Finished Chest (Cms)

53.5 cms

Estimated Yardage

330 yards

Estimated Meterage

300 meters

Estimated Ounces

7 oz

Estimated Grams

200 gms

Estimated Skeins

2 skeins

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

To knit a Baby Sweater measuring finished chest 19 inches (48 cm) – (using the example pattern) you will need a minimum of 330 yards (300 meters) of Worsted Weight #4 yarn.

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

To knit a Baby Sweater measuring finished chest 19 inches (48 cm) – (using the example pattern) you will need a minimum of 2 skeins (each skein weighs 3.5 oz/ (100 g).

How Many Balls Of Yarn Do I Need For Knit Baby Sweater?

To knit a Baby Sweater measuring finished chest 19 inches (48 cm) – (using the example pattern) you will need a minimum of 2 skeins (each skein weighs 3.5 oz/ (100 g) of Worsted Weight #4 Yarn

How Many Ounces Of Yarn For Knit Baby Sweater?

To knit a Baby Sweater measuring finished chest 19 inches (48 cm) – (using the example pattern) you will need a minimum of 7 oz (200 g) of Worsted Weight #4 yarn.

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Conclusion

Now you know how much yarn you’ll need to knit a Baby Sweater, it’s time to start your next project! Making other sweater projects? Read my post on how much mohair yarn to knit a sweater, or how much yarn for a toddler sweater.

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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