How Much Yarn Do I Need To Knit A Throw Blanket? (Answers for 2 Sizes)

Our included yarn calculation tables give you the quick answers to the question – How much yarn do I need to knit a throw blanket? No running out of yarn!

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Note: This is a rough estimate, and it varies depending on so factors like yarn weight, tension, the knit stitch pattern, the knitting needles size and blanket size.

If you do ribbing, cabling, pattern stitches like lace knitting or colorwork knitting techniques, add 10% more yarn to the yardage estimates outlined below.

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How Much Yarn Do I Need To Knit A Throw Blanket?

To knit a throw size blanket measuring 50 x 60 inches (127 x 152 cms) – (using the example pattern) you will need a minimum of 3216 yards yards (3676 meters) of medium weight #4 worsted weight yarn, total weight of 56 oz (1600 g) – Number of skeins is 16 skeins (each skein weighs 3.5 oz/100g).

What Is The Average, Best, Common Size Of A Throw Blanket?

The average size of a Throw blanket is 50 x 60 inches ((127 x 152 cms) but as you can see from my tables I also include other versions and common size examples of throw blankets.

How Much Worsted Weight Yarn For A Knit Throw Blanket?

Here’s my handy guide to two different throw blanket sizes and yards of yarn required when knitting garter stitch (using the example pattern) with a medium weight #4 (worsted) yarn.

Throw Blanket Yarn Estimates
With Medium Weight Yarn (#4)

Final Size (In)

50 x 60 inches

Final Size (Cms)

127 x 152 cms

Estimated Yardage

3216 yards

Estimated Meterage

3676 meters

Estimated Ounces

56 oz

Estimated Grams

1600 g

Estimated Skeins

16

Large Throw Blanket Yarn Estimates
With Medium Weight Yarn (#4)

Final Size (In)

60 x 65 inches

Final Size (Cms)

152.5 x 165 cms

Estimated Yardage

4020 yards

Estimated Meterage

3676 meters

Estimated Ounces

70 oz

Estimated Grams

1985 g

Estimated Skeins

20 skeins

How Many Yards Of Yarn For A Throw Blanket?

To knit a throw size blanket measuring 50 x 60 inches (127 x 152 cms) – (using the example pattern) you will need a minimum of 3216 yards (3676 meters) of medium weight #4 worsted weight yarn

To knit a larger throw size blanket measuring 60 x 65 inches (152.5cm x 165cm) -(using the example pattern) you will need a minimum of 4020 yards (3676 meters) of medium weight #4 worsted weight yarn.

How Many Skeins Of Yarn For A Throw Blanket?

To knit a throw size blanket measuring 50 x 60 inches (127 x 152 cms) – (using the example pattern) you will need a minimum of 16 skeins (each skein weighs 3.5oz/100g) of medium weight #4 worsted weight yarn,

To knit a larger throw size blanket measuring 60 x 65 inches (152.5cm x 165cm ) – (using the example pattern) you will need a minimum of 20 skeins (each skein weighs 3.5oz/100g) of medium weight #4 worsted weight yarn.

How Many Balls Of Yarn For A Throw Blanket?

To knit a Throw blanket measuring 50 x 60 inches (127 x 152 cms) – (using the example pattern) you will need a minimum of 16 balls (Each ball weighs 3.5 oz/100g) of medium weight #4 worsted weight yarn.

To knit a larger throw size blanket measuring 60 x 65 inches (152.5cm x 165cm ) – (using the example pattern) you will need a minimum of 20 balls (each ball weighs 3.5oz/100g) of medium weight #4 worsted weight yarn.

How Many Ounces Of Yarn For A Throw Blanket?

To knit a throw size blanket measuring 50 x 60 inches (127 x 152 cms) – (using the example pattern) you will need a minimum of 56 ounces/1600g of medium weight #4 worsted weight yarn.

To knit a larger throw size blanket measuring 50 x 60 inches (127 x 152 cms) – (using the example pattern) you will need a minimum of 70 ounces/1985g of medium weight #4 worsted weight yarn.

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How Many Skeins Of Bernat Blanket Yarn For A Throw Blanket?

The number of skeins of Bernat Blanket Yarn For A Throw Blanket measuring 46″ x 59″ (117 x 150 cm) is 5 skeins (each skein weighs 10.5 oz/300g).

Hope you found these tips and numbers helpful.

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

Want to know which yarn is best to use for a Throw Blanket? 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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