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

By Jodie Morgan

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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 Thigh High Socks? No running out of yarn!

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

The example pattern I’m using is the Anyadell Thigh High Socks Pattern by Senja Jarva. It’s a intricate sock pattern with a cable design, using Fingering Weight Yarn (Super Fine #1). It is a great option for intermediate/expert knitters. There’s a wide range of size inclusions.

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

To knit Thigh High Socks measuring Foot length 11 inches (23cm), Foot Circumference 8.25 inches (21 cm), Ankle Circumference 9.25 inches (23.5 cm), Calf circumference 15 inches (38 cm),  – (using the example pattern) you will need a minimum of 1836 yards (1680 meters) of Fingering Weight (Super Fine #1) yarn, total weight of 14 oz ( 400 g) – Number of skeins is 4 skeins (each skein weighs 3.5 oz/ 100 g).

How Much Yarn For Knit Thigh High Socks?

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

Thigh High Socks Yarn Estimates
With Fingering Weight Yarn (Super Fine #1)

Foot Length (In)

11 inches

Foot Length (Cms)

23 cms

Foot Circ (In)

8.25 inches

Foot Circ (Cms)

21 cms

Ankle Circ (In)

9.25 inches

Ankle Circ (Cms)

23.5 cms

Calf Circ (In)

15 inches

Calf Circ (Cms)

38 cms

Estimated Yardage

1836 yards

Estimated Meterage

1680 meters

Estimated Ounces

14 oz

Estimated Grams

400 gms

Estimated Skeins

4 skeins

How Many Yards Of Yarn For Thigh High Socks?

To knit Thigh High Socks measuring Foot length 11 inches (23cm), Foot Circumference 8.25 inches (21 cm), Ankle Circumference 9.25 inches (23.5 cm), Calf circumference 15 inches (38 cm) – (using the example pattern) you will need a minimum of 1836 yards (1680 meters) of Fingering Weight (Super Fine #1) yarn, 

How Many Skeins Of Yarn For Thigh High Socks?

To knit Thigh High Socks measuring Foot length 11 inches (23cm), Foot Circumference 8.25 inches (21 cm), Ankle Circumference 9.25 inches (23.5 cm), Calf circumference 15 inches (38 cm) – (using the example pattern) you will need a minimum of 4 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 Thigh High Socks?

To knit Thigh High Socks measuring Foot length 11 inches (23cm), Foot Circumference 8.25 inches (21 cm), Ankle Circumference 9.25 inches (23.5 cm), Calf circumference 15 inches (38 cm) – (using the example pattern) you will need a minimum of 4 balls (each skein weighs 3.5 oz/ 100 g) of Fingering Weight (Super Fine #1) yarn.

How Many Ounces Of Yarn For Thigh High Socks?

To knit Thigh High Socks measuring Foot length 11 inches (23cm), Foot Circumference 8.25 inches (21 cm), Ankle Circumference 9.25 inches (23.5 cm), Calf circumference 15 inches (38 cm) – (using the example pattern) you will need a minimum of 14 ounces (400 g) of Fingering Weight (Super Fine #1) yarn.

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Now you know how much yarn you’ll need to make Thigh High Socks, it’s time to start your next project! Get an idea of which fibers to use in this post.

That concludes my series explaining how yarn much for different types of socks. My previous article is how much yarn to knit knee high socks.

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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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