How Much Yarn Do I Need To Knit A Dog Sweater? (Answers for 4 Sizes)

By Jodie Morgan

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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 Dog Sweater? No running out of yarn!

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I highly recommend using a pattern to knit a Dog Sweater. The designer gives details of the yarn weight and the yardage. To machine knit this pattern requires a different amount of yarn. See my article for the specifics.

The example pattern I’m using is the Need For Tweed Dog 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 Dog Sweater?

Here’s the information for how much yarn you need for Dog Sweaters in sizes S, M, L and 1X using Super Bulky Weight #6 yarn.

Small

To knit a Small Dog Sweater measuring finished chest 18 inches (45.5 cm), finished length 12 inches (30.5 cm)  – (using the example pattern) you will need a minimum of 106 yards (97 meters) of Super Bulky Weight #6 yarn, total weight of 6 oz (170 g) – Number of skeins is 1 skein (each skein weighs 6 oz/ (170 g).

Medium

To knit a Medium Dog Sweater measuring finished chest 22 inches (56 cm), finished length 17 inches (43 cm)  – (using the example pattern) you will need a minimum of 106 yards (97 meters) of Super Bulky Weight #6 yarn, total weight of 6 oz (170 g) – Number of skeins is 1 skein (each skein weighs 6 oz/ (170 g).

Large

To knita Large Dog Sweater measuring finished chest 26 inches (66 cm), finished length 20 inches (51 cm)  – (using the example pattern) you will need a minimum of 212 yards (194 meters) of Super Bulky Weight #6 yarn, total weight of 12 oz (340 g) – Number of skeins is 2 skeins (each skein weighs 6 oz/ (170 g).

1X

To knit a 1X Dog Sweater measuring finished chest 30 inches (76 cm), finished length 24 inches (61 cm)  – (using the example pattern) you will need a minimum of 318 yards (291 meters) of Super Bulky Weight #6 yarn, total weight of 18 oz (510 g) – Number of skeins is 3 skeins (each skein weighs 6 oz/ (170 g).

How Much Yarn Needed For A Dog Sweater?

Here are my handy guides to how much yarn for knitting Dog Sweater and yards of super bulky weight #6 yarn required when knitting garter stitch (using the example pattern) in a range of sizes.

Small Size Dog Sweater Yarn Estimates
With Super Bulky Weight Yarn (#6)

Finished Chest (In)

18 inches

Finished Chest (Cms)

45.5 cms

Finished Length (In)

12 inches

Finished Length (Cms)

30.5 cms

Estimated Yardage

106 yards

Estimated Meterage

97 meters

Estimated Ounces

6 oz

Estimated Grams

170 gms

Estimated Skeins

1 skeins

Medium Size Dog Sweater Yarn Estimates
With Super Bulky Weight Yarn (#6)

Finished Chest (In)

22 inches

Finished Chest (Cms)

56 cms

Finished Length (In)

17 inches

Finished Length (Cms)

43 cms

Estimated Yardage

106 yards

Estimated Meterage

97 meters

Estimated Ounces

6 oz

Estimated Grams

170 gms

Estimated Skeins

1 skein

Large Size Dog Sweater Yarn Estimates
With Super Bulky Weight Yarn (#6)

Finished Chest (In)

26 inches

Finished Chest (Cms)

66 cms

Finished Length (In)

20 inches

Finished Length (Cms)

51 cms

Estimated Yardage

212 yards

Estimated Meterage

194 meters

Estimated Ounces

12 oz

Estimated Grams

340 gms

Estimated Skeins

2 skeins

1X Size Dog Sweater Yarn Estimates
With Super Bulky Weight Yarn (#6)

Finished Chest (In)

30 inches

Finished Chest (Cms)

76 cms

Finished Length (In)

24 inches

Finished Length (Cms)

61 cms

Estimated Yardage

318 yards

Estimated Meterage

291 meters

Estimated Ounces

18 oz

Estimated Grams

510 gms

Estimated Skeins

3 skeins

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

To knit a medium Dog Sweater measuring finished chest 22 inches (56 cm), finished length 17 inches (43 cm)  – (using the example pattern) you will need a minimum of 106 yards (97 meters) of Super Bulky Weight #6 yarn, total weight of 6 oz (170 g) – Number of skeins is 1 skein (each skein weighs 6 oz/ (170 g).

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

To knit Dog Sweater measuring finished chest 22 inches (56 cm), finished length 17 inches (43 cm)  – (using the example pattern) you will need a minimum of  1 skein (each skein weighs 6 oz/ (170 g) of Super Bulky Weight #6 yarn.

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

To knit Dog Sweater measuring finished chest 22 inches (56 cm), finished length 17 inches (43 cm) – (using the example pattern) you will need a minimum of  1 ball (each ball weighs 6 oz/ (170 g) of Super Bulky Weight #6 yarn.

How Many Ounces Of Yarn For Knit Dog Sweater?

To knit Dog Sweater measuring finished chest 22 inches (56 cm), finished length 17 inches (43 cm) – (using the example pattern) you will need a minimum of 6 ounces (170 g) of Super Bulky Weight #6 yarn.

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Now you know how much yarn you’ll need to knit Dog Sweater, it’s time to start your next project! For more helpful guides for sweater projects, see my post on how much yarn for a toddler sweater, and how much yarn to knit a child’s sweater.

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Jodie Morgan From Knit Like Granny

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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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