How Much Yarn Do I Need To Knit Knee High Socks?

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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 Knee High Socks? No running out of yarn!

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I reviewed, fact checked and updated this post on May 13, 2023.

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

The example pattern I’m using is the Basic 4 Ply Knee High Socks Knitting Pattern by Winwick Mum. It’s a simple sock pattern using 1×1 rib stitches, using Fingering Weight Yarn (Super Fine #1). It is a great option for beginners. It gives a range of sizes.

How Much Yarn Do I Need To Knit Knee High Socks?

To knit Knee High Socks measuring foot circumference 8 inches (20.3 cm) and calf circumference 14 inches ( 35.6 cm) – (using the example pattern) you will need a minimum of 874 yards (800 meters) of Fingering Weight (Super Fine #1) yarn, total weight of 7 oz (200 g) – Number of skeins is 2 skeins (each skein weighs 3.5 oz/100 g).

How Much Yarn For Knit Knee High Socks?

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

Knee High Socks Yarn Estimates
With Fingering Weight (Superfine #1) Yarn

Foot circ (In)

8 inches

Foot circ (Cms)

20.3 cms

Calf circ (In)

14 inches

Calf circ (Cms)

35.6 cms

Estimated Yardage

874 yards

Estimated Meterage

800 meters

Estimated Ounces

7 oz

Estimated Grams

200 gms

Estimated Skeins

2 skeins

How Many Yards Of Yarn For Knee High Socks?

To knit Knee High Socks measuring foot circumference 8 inches (20.3 cm) and calf circumference 14 inches (35.6 cm) – (using the example pattern) you will need a minimum of 874 yards (800 meters) of Fingering Weight (Super Fine #1) yarn

How Many Skeins Of Yarn For Knee High Socks?

To knit Knee High Socks measuring foot circumference 8 inches (20.3 cm) and calf circumference 14 inches (35.6 cm) – (using the example pattern) you will need a minimum of 2 skeins (each skein weighs 3.5 oz/100 g) of Fingering Weight (Super Fine #1) yarn.

How Many Balls Of Yarn Do I Need For Knee High Socks?

To knit Knee High Socks measuring foot circumference 8 inches (20.3 cm) and calf circumference 14 inches (35.6 cm) – (using the example pattern) you will need a minimum of 2 balls  (each ball weighs 3.5 oz/100 g) of Fingering Weight (Super Fine #1) yarn.

How Many Ounces Of Yarn For Knee High Socks?

To knit Knee High Socks measuring foot circumference 8 inches (20.3 cm) and calf circumference 14 inches (35.6 cm) – (using the example pattern) you will need a minimum of 7 ounces (200g) of Fingering Weight (Super Fine #1) yarn.

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Conclusion

Now you know how much yarn you’ll need to make Knee High Socks, it’s time to start your next project! Seek out remarkable fibers to use in my guide.

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 hiking socks, and next up is how much yarn for thigh high socks.

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Jodie Morgan From Knit Like Granny

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jodie@knitlikegranny.com | Lives In: Chiang Mai, Thailand

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. Get to know Jodie and the team on our meet the team page.

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