How Much Yarn Do I Need To Knit A Medium Sweater? [Answer for 1 Size]

Our included yarn calculation table gives you a quick answer to the question – How much yarn do I need to knit a medium sweater? No running out of yarn!

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I reviewed, fact checked and updated this post on May 17, 2023.

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I highly recommend using a pattern to knit a medium sweater. The designer gives details of the yarn weight and the yardage. The example pattern I’m using is the Adult’s Knit V- Neck Pullover by Yarnspirations. It’s a great option for beginners.

Here’s my handy guide to how much yarn for knitting a medium sweater with the yards of yarn required when using the example pattern in Worsted Weight yarn. Knitting this on an Addi needs using a different amount of yarn. Check out my post.

How Much Yarn Do I Need For A Medium Sweater? 

To knit a medium sweater with finished chest measurements of 40.5″ (103 cm) using the example pattern you need a min. of 1260 yards (1152 meters) of Worsted Weight #4 yarn, total weight of 24 oz (680.4g).

Number of skeins is 4 skeins (each skein weighs 6 oz/ 170.1 g).

Medium Sweater Yarn Estimates
With Worsted Weight Yarn (#4)

Final Chest Size (In)

40.5 inches

Final Chest Size (Cms)

103 cms

Estimated Yardage

1260 yards

Estimated Meterage

1152 meters

Estimated Ounces

24 oz

Estimated Grams

680.4 gms

Estimated Skeins

4 skeins

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

To knit a medium sweater with finished chest measurements of 44.5″ (113 cm),  – (using the example pattern) you need a min. of 1260 yards (1152 meters) of Worsted Weight #4 yarn.

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

To knit a medium sweater with finished chest measurements of 44.5″ (113 cm),  – (using the example pattern) you need a min. of 4 skeins of Worsted Weight #4 yarn (each skein weighs 6 oz/ 170.1g).

How Many Balls Of Yarn Do I Need For A Medium Sweater?

To knit a medium sweater with finished chest measurements of 44.5 (113 cm),  – (using the example pattern) you need a min. of 4 balls of Worsted Weight #4 yarn (each skein weighs 6 oz/ 170.1g).

How Many Ounces Of Yarn For A Medium Sweater?

To knit a medium sweater with finished chest measurements of 44.5 (113 cm),  – (using the example pattern) you need a min. of 24 oz (680.4g) of Worsted Weight #4 yarn. 

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Now you know how much yarn you’ll need to knit a medium sweater, it’s time to start your next project! Want to knit a different sized sweater? Read my post on how much yarn for a woman’s sweater.

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