How Much Yarn Do I Need To Knit A Bikini?

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I highly recommend using a pattern for a Bikini. The designer gives details of the yarn weight and the yardage.

The example pattern I’m using is the Fine Craft Guild Free Bikini Knitting Pattern.  It’s a simple Bikini pattern using basic stitches, using Fingering Weight Yarn #1. It is a great option for beginners. It gives a range of cup sizes.

How Much Yarn Do I Need To Knit A Bikini?

To knit a Bikini top in size Bra size B, measuring 5 x 6.5 inches (12.5cm x 16.5 cm) and bikini bottom 8 x 17.5 x12 inches (20cm x 44.5cm x 30.5cm) – (using the example pattern) you will need a minimum of 470 yards ( 430 meters) of Fingering Weight #1 yarn, total weight of 4.4 oz (125g) – Number of skeins is 1.5 skeins (each skein weighs 3.5 oz/100 g).

How Much Yarn For A Knit Bikini?

Here’s my handy guide to a Bikini and yards of yarn required when knitting stockinette stitch (using the example pattern) with a Fingering Weight #1 yarn.

Bikini Yarn Estimates
With Fingering Weight Yarn (#1)

Bra Top
Final Size (In)

Size B
5 x 6.5 inches

Bikini Bottom
Final Size (In)

8 x 17.5 x 12
inches

Bra Top
Final Size
(Cms)

Size B
12.5cm x 16.5 cm

Bikini Bottom
Final Size
(Cms)

20 x 44.5 x 30.5
cms

Estimated Yardage

470 yards

Estimated Meterage

430 meters

Estimated Ounces

4.4 oz

Estimated Grams

125 gms

Estimated Skeins

1.5 skeins

How Many Yards Of Yarn For A Bikini?

To knit a Bikini top in size Bra size B, measuring 5 x 6.5 inches (12.5cm x 16.5 cm) and bikini bottom 8 x 17.5 x12 inches (20cm x 44.5cm x 30.5cm) – (using the example pattern) you will need a minimum of 470 yards ( 430 meters) of Fingering Weight #1 yarn

How Many Skeins Of Yarn For A Bikini?

To knit a Bikini top in size Bra size B, measuring 5 x 6.5 inches (12.5cm x 16.5 cm) and bikini bottom 8 x 17.5 x12 inches (20cm x 44.5cm x 30.5cm) – (using the example pattern) you will need a minimum of 1.5 skeins (each skein weighs 3.5 oz/100 g) of Fingering Weight #1 yarn.

How Many Balls Of Yarn Do I Need For A Bikini?

To knit a Bikini top in size Bra size B, measuring 5 x 6.5 inches (12.5cm x 16.5 cm) and bikini bottom 8 x 17.5 x12 inches (20cm x 44.5cm x 30.5cm) – (using the example pattern) you will need a minimum of 1.5 ball (each ball weighs 3.5 oz/100 g) of Fingering Weight #1 yarn.

How Many Ounces Of Yarn For A Bikini?

To knit a Bikini top in size Bra size B, measuring 5 x 6.5 inches (12.5cm x 16.5 cm) and bikini bottom 8 x 17.5 x12 inches (20cm x 44.5cm x 30.5cm) – (using the example pattern) you will need a minimum of 4.4 oz (125g) Fingering Weight #1 yarn. 

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Now you know how much yarn you’ll need to make a Bikini, it’s time to start your next project!

Want to know which yarn is best to use for a Bikini? 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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