How Much Yarn Do I Need To Knit Hiking Socks?

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 Hiking Socks? No running out of yarn!

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

The example pattern I’m using is the Hiking Socks Pattern by Kerin Dimeler-Laurence on Knit Picks. It’s a simple sock pattern using Stockinette stitch, using Fingering Weight Yarn (Super Fine #1). It is a great option for beginners. 

How Much Yarn Do I Need To Knit Hiking Socks?

To knit Hiking Socks measuring Foot Circumference 8.5 inches (21.6cm), Foot length 9.5 inches (24.1cm) – (using the example pattern) you will need a minimum of 693 yards (634 meters) of Fingering Weight (Super Fine #1) yarn, total weight of  5.3 oz (150 g) – Number of skeins is 3 skeins (each skein weighs 1.8 oz/ 50 g).

How Much Yarn For Knit Hiking Socks?

Here’s my handy guide to a Hiking Socks and yards of yarn required when knitting stockinette stitch (using the example pattern) with fingering weight (Superfine #1) yarn.

Hiking Socks Yarn Estimates
With Fingering Weight Yarn (Super Fine #1)

Foot Circ (In)

8.5 inches

Foot Circ (Cms)

21.6 cms

Foot Length (In)

9.5 inches

Foot Length (Cms)

24.1 cms

Estimated Yardage

693 yards

Estimated Meterage

634 meters

Estimated Ounces

5.3 oz

Estimated Grams

150 gms

Estimated Skeins

3 skeins

How Many Yards Of Yarn For Hiking Socks?

To knit Hiking Socks measuring Foot Circumference 8.5 inches (21.6cm), Foot length 9.5 inches (24.1cm) – (using the example pattern) you will need a minimum of 693 yards (634 meters) of Fingering Weight (Super Fine #1) yarn, 

How Many Skeins Of Yarn For Hiking Socks?

To knit Hiking Socks measuring Foot Circumference 8.5 inches (21.6cm), Foot length 9.5 inches (24.1cm) – (using the example pattern) you will need a minimum of 3 skeins (each skein weighs 1.8 oz/ 50 g) of Fingering Weight (Super Fine #1) yarn.

How Many Balls Of Yarn Do I Need For Hiking Socks?

To knit Hiking Socks measuring Foot Circumference 8.5 inches (21.6cm), Foot length 9.5 inches (24.1cm) – (using the example pattern) you will need a minimum of 3 balls (each ball weighs 1.8 oz/ 50 g) of Fingering Weight (Super Fine #1) yarn.

How Many Ounces Of Yarn For Hiking Socks?

To knit a Hiking Socks measuring Foot Circumference 8.5 inches (21.6cm), Foot length 9.5 inches (24.1cm) – (using the example pattern) you will need a minimum of 5.3 ounces (150 g) of Fingering Weight (Super Fine #1) yarn.

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Conclusion

Now you know how much yarn you’ll need to make Hiking Socks, it’s time to start your next project! I discuss superb fibers to use in my post: check it out here.

This post is part of my series explaining how much yarn for different types of socks. My previous article is how much yarn to knit mens socks, and next up is how much yarn for knee high socks?

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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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