How Much Yarn Do I Need To Knit Men’s Socks?

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I highly recommend using a pattern to knit Men’s Socks. The designer gives details of the yarn weight and the yardage.

The example pattern I’m using is the Go Your Own Way Socks Knitting Pattern by Knit Picks. It’s a simple sock pattern using the stockinette stitch, using Fingering Weight (Super Fine Weight #1) yarn. It is a great option for beginners. It gives a range of sizes.

How Much Yarn Do I Need To Knit Men’s Socks?

To knit Men’s Socks measuring foot length 10 ¼ inches (26 cm), foot circumference 9 inches (23 cm) and sock height 5.5 inches (14 cm) – (using the example pattern) you will need a minimum of 357 yards (326 meters) of Fingering Weight (Super Fine Weight #1) yarn, total weight of 3.5 oz (100g) – Number of skeins is 1 skein (a skein weighs 3.5 oz/100 g).

How Much Yarn For Knit Men’s Socks?

Here’s my handy guide to Men’s Socks and yards of yarn required when knitting stockinette stitch (using the example pattern) with a Fingering Weight (Super Fine Weight #1) yarn

Men’s Sock Yarn Estimates
With Fingering Weight (Super Fine Weight #1) Yarn

Foot Circ (In)

9 inches

Foot Length (In)

10 ¼ inches

Sock Height (In)

5.5 inches

Foot Circ (Cms)

26 cms

Foot Length (Cms)

23 cms

Sock Height (Cms)

14 cms

Estimated Yardage

357 yards

Estimated Meterage

326 meters

Estimated Ounces

3.5 oz

Estimated Grams

100 gms

Estimated Skeins

1 skeins

How Many Yards Of Yarn For Men’s Socks?

To knit Men’s Socks measuring foot length 10 ¼ inches (26 cm), foot circumference 9 inches (23 cm) and sock height 5.5 inches (14 cm) – (using the example pattern) you will need a minimum of 357 yards (326 meters) of Fingering Weight (Super Fine Weight #1) yarn

How Many Skeins Of Yarn For Men’s Socks?

To knit Men’s Socks measuring foot length 10 ¼ inches (26 cm), foot circumference 9 inches (23 cm) and sock height 5.5 inches (14 cm) – (using the example pattern) you will need a minimum of 1 skeins (each skein weighs 3.5 oz/100 g) of Fingering Weight (Super Fine Weight #1)

How Many Balls Of Yarn Do I Need For Men’s Socks?

To knit Men’s Socks measuring foot length 10 ¼ inches (26 cm), foot circumference 9 inches (23 cm) and sock height 5.5 inches (14 cm) – (using the example pattern) you will need a minimum of 1 ball (each ball weighs 3.5 oz/100 g) of Fingering Weight (Super Fine Weight #1) yarn.

How Many Ounces Of Yarn For Men’s Socks?

To knit Men’s Socks measuring foot length 10 ¼ inches (26 cm), foot circumference 9 inches (23 cm) and sock height 5.5 inches (14 cm) – (using the example pattern) you will need a minimum of 3.5 ounces (100g) of Fingering Weight (Super Fine Weight #1) yarn.

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

Want to know which yarn is best to use for Men’s Socks? 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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