How Much Yarn Do I Need To Knit A Chunky Scarf?

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

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I highly recommend using a pattern for a chunky scarf. The designer gives details of the yarn weight and the yardage.
The example pattern I’m using for these calculations is the Beginner Scarf In Chunky Yarn by Davina of Sheep & Stitch. It’s a simple garter stitch chunky scarf that looks great!

How Much Yarn Do I Need To Knit A Chunky Scarf?

To knit a Chunky Scarf measuring 9.25 x 65 inches ( 23.5 x 165 cms) – (using the example pattern) you will need a minimum of 306 yards (280 meters) of bulky weight #5 yarn, total weight of 14 oz (400 g) – Number of skeins is 2 skeins (each skein weighs 7 oz/200 g).

What Is The Average, Best, Common Size Of A Chunky Scarf

The average size of a Chunky Scarf is 9.25 x 65 inches (23.5 x 165 cms)

How Much Chunky Yarn For A Knit Chunky Scarf?

Here’s my handy guide to a Chunky Scarf and yards of yarn required when knitting garter stitch (using the example pattern) with a bulky weight #5 chunky yarn.

Chunky Scarf Yarn Estimates
With Bulky Weight Yarn (#5)

Final Size (In)

9.25 x 65 inches

Final Size (Cms)

23.5 x 165 cms

Estimated Yardage

306 yards

Estimated Meterage

280 meters

Estimated Ounces

14 oz

Estimated Grams

400 gms

Estimated Skeins

2 skeins

How Many Yards Of Yarn For A Chunky Scarf?

To knit a Chunky Scarf measuring 9.25 x 65 inches ( 23.5 x 165 cms) – (using the example pattern) you will need a minimum of 306 yards (280 meters) of a bulky weight #5 yarn.

How Many Skeins Of Yarn For A Chunky Scarf?

To knit a Chunky Scarf measuring 9.25 x 65 inches ( 23.5 x 165 cms) – (using the example pattern) you will need a minimum of 2 skeins (each skein weighs 7 oz/200 g) of a bulky weight #5 yarn.

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

To knit a Chunky Scarf measuring 9.25 x 65 inches ( 23.5 x 165 cms) – (using the example pattern) you will need a minimum of 2 balls (each ball weighs 7 oz/200 g) of bulky weight #5 yarn.

How Many Ounces Of Yarn For A Chunky Scarf?

To knit a Chunky Scarf measuring 9.25 x 65 inches ( 23.5 x 165 cms) – (using the example pattern) you will need a minimum of 14 ounces/400g of bulky weight #5 yarn.

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Hope you found these tips and numbers helpful.

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

Want to know which yarn is best to use for a Chunky Scarf? To see my current recommendations, search for my article – The Best Yarns for Knitting.

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