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

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

The example pattern I’m using is the Lace Knitting Pattern For Beginners Chunky Scarf by Davina of Sheep & Stitch. It’s a simple Lace Scarf pattern using basic lace stitches, using super bulky weight yarn. A thicker yarn is a great option for beginners. 

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

To knit a Lace Scarf measuring 5.5 x 70 inches (14 x 178 cms) – (using the example pattern) you will need a minimum of 264 yards ( 241 meters) of super bulky weight #6 yarn, total weight of 17.5 oz (497 g) – Number of skeins is 3.5 skeins (each skein weighs 5 oz/142 g).

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

The average size of a Chunky Lace Scarf is 5.5 x 70 inches (14 x 178 cms)

How Much Yarn For A Knit Lace Scarf?

Here’s my handy guide to a Lace Scarf and yards of yarn required when knitting simple lace stitches (using the example pattern) with a super bulky weight #6 yarn.

Lace Scarf Yarn Estimates
With Super Bulky Weight Yarn (#6)

Final Size (In)

5.5 x 70 inches

Final Size (Cms)

14 x 178 cms

Estimated Yardage

264 yards

Estimated Meterage

240 meters

Estimated Ounces

17.5 oz

Estimated Grams

497 gms

Estimated Skeins

3.5 skeins

How Many Yards Of Yarn For A Lace Scarf?

To knit a Lace Scarf measuring 5.5 x 70 inches (14 x 178 cms) – (using the example pattern) you will need a minimum of 264 yards (240 meters) of super bulky weight #6 yarn.

How Many Skeins Of Yarn For A Lace Scarf?

To knit a Lace Scarf measuring 5.5 x 70 inches (14 x 178 cms) – (using the example pattern) you will need a minimum of 3.5 skeins (each skein weighs 5 oz/142 g) of super bulky weight #6 yarn.

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

To knit a Lace Scarf measuring  5.5 x 70 inches (14 x 178 cms) – (using the example pattern) you will need a minimum of 3.5 skeins (each skein weighs 5 oz/142 g) of super bulky weight #6 yarn.

How Many Ounces Of Yarn For A Lace Scarf?

To knit a Lace Scarf measuring 5.5 x 70 inches (14 x 178 cms) – (using the example pattern) you will need a minimum of 17.5 ounces/497 g of super bulky weight #6 yarn.

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

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

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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. Please say hello, or see what she's making on Ravelry.

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