How Much Yarn Do I Need To Knit A Scarf? [Answers for 1 Size]

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

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I recommend using a pattern to knit a scarf. The designer gives the yarn weight and yardage. The example pattern I’m using is the Rhede Scarf by Rowan Yarns. It’s a great option for beginners.

Here’s my handy guide to how much yarn for knitting a scarf and yards of yarn required when using the example pattern in worsted weight #4 yarn.

How Much Yarn Do I Need For A Scarf?

To knit a scarf with finished length measurements of 63 inches (160 cm) using the example pattern, you need a minimum of 657 yards (600 meters) of worsted weight #4 yarn. A total weight of 10.6 oz (300 g). Number of skeins is 3 skeins (each skein weighs 3.5 oz – 100 g).

Scarf Yarn Estimates
With Worsted Weight Yarn (#4)

Final Size (In)

63 inches

Final Size (Cm)

160 cm

Estimated Yardage

657 yards

Estimated Meterage

600 meters

Estimated Ounces

10.6 oz

Estimated Grams

300 g

Estimated Skeins

3 skeins

How Many Yards Of Yarn Do I Need To Knit A Scarf?

To knit a scarf with finished length measurements of 63″ (160 cm) using the example pattern, you need a minimum of 657 yards (600 meters) of worsted weight #4 yarn. You’d need more yarn for a lace scarf.

How Many Skeins Of Yarn Do I Need For A Scarf?

To knit a scarf with finished length measurements of 63″ (160 cm) using the example pattern, you need a minimum of 3 skeins of worsted weight #4 yarn. (Each skein weighs 3.5 oz – 100 g).

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

To knit a scarf with finished length measurements of 63″ (160 cm) using the example pattern, you need a minimum of 3 balls of worsted weight #4 yarn. (Each skein weighs 3.5 oz – 100 g).

How Many Ounces Of Yarn For A Scarf?

To knit a scarf with finished length measurements of 63″ (160 cm) using the example pattern, you need a minimum of 10.6 oz (300 g) of worsted weight #4 yarn. 

How Many Grams Of Yarn For A Scarf?

To knit a scarf with finished length measurements of 63″ (160 cm) using the example pattern, you need a minimum of 300 g of worsted weight #4 yarn. 

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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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