How Much Yarn Do I Need To Knit A Toddler Sweater?

By Jodie Morgan

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Toddlers look adorable in knitted sweaters. Our included yarn calculation table gives you the quick answers to the question – How much yarn do I need to knit a Toddler Sweater? No running out of yarn!

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I highly recommend using a pattern to knit a Toddler Sweater. The designer gives details of the yarn weight and the yardage. If you make this on a knitting machine, you’ll need a different amount of yarn. More info in my post!

The example pattern I’m using is the Toddler Raglan Sweater pattern by Carolina of SoWoolly using stockinette stitch and simple ribbing. It is a great option for beginners.

How Much Yarn Do I Need For A Toddler Sweater? 

To knit a Toddler Sweater measuring Finished Chest 24 inches (32 cm), Body Length 8.85 inches (22.5 cm) and Sleeve Length 9 inches (23 cm)  – (using the example pattern) you will need a minimum of 550 yards (503 meters) of Worsted Weight #4 yarn, total weight of 8.11 oz (230 g) – Number of skeins is 5 skeins (each skein weighs 1,8 oz/ (50 g).

How Much Worsted Weight Yarn Needed For a Toddler Sweater?

Here’s my handy guide to how much yarn for knitting a Toddler Sweater and yards of yarn required when knitting stockinette (using the example pattern) in Worsted Weight #4 Yarn.

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

Chest Size (In)

24 inches

Chest Size (Cms)

32 cms

Body Length (In)

8.85 inches

Body Length (Cms)

22.5 cms

Sleeve Length (In)

9 inches

Sleeve Length (Cms)

23 cms

Estimated Yardage

550 yards

Estimated Meterage

503 meters

Estimated Ounces

8.11 oz

Estimated Grams

230 gms

Estimated Skeins

5 skeins

How Many Yards Of Yarn Do I Need to Knit a Toddler Sweater?

To knit a Toddler Sweater measuring finished chest 24 inches (32 cm), Body Length 8.85 inches (22.5 cm) and Sleeve Length 9 inches (23 cm)  – (using the example pattern) you will need a minimum of 550 yards (503 meters) of Worsted Weight #4 yarn,

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

To knit a Toddler Sweater measuring finished chest 24 inches (32 cm), Body Length 8.85 inches (22.5 cm) and Sleeve Length 9 inches (23 cm)  – (using the example pattern) you will need a minimum of 5 skeins (each skein weighs 1,8 oz/ (50 g) of Worsted Weights #4 yarn. 

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

To knit a Toddler Sweater measuring finished chest 24 inches (32 cm), Body Length 8.85 inches (22.5 cm) and Sleeve Length 9 inches (23 cm)  – (using the example pattern)you will need a minimum of 5 balls (each ball weighs 1,8 oz/ (50 g) of Worsted Weights #4 yarn

How Many Ounces Of Yarn For A Toddler Sweater?

To knit a Toddler Sweater measuring finished chest 24 inches (32 cm), Body Length 8.85 inches (22.5 cm) and Sleeve Length 9 inches (23 cm)  – (using the example pattern) you will need a minimum of  8.11 oz (230 g) (each skein weighs 1,8 oz/ (50 g) of Worsted Weight #4 yarn. 

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Now you know how much yarn you’ll need to knit a Toddler Sweater, it’s time to start your next project! If you’re going to knit a different sweater, read my post on how much yarn for a baby sweater, or how much yarn to knit a dog sweater.

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Jodie Morgan From Knit Like Granny

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jodie@knitlikegranny.com | Lives In: Regional Australia

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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