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

By Jodie Morgan

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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. Don’t want to spend the mental energy figuring out how much yarn you need? Try a knitting kit. More info in my post here.

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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Conclusion

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 knit a different scarf style? Try my post on how much yarn to knit a long scarf.

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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