# Question: How much yarn do I need for a pi shawl?

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## How many skeins do you need to knit a shawl?

How much yarn do I need to make a ____?

Yarn Weight 1 Yarn Weight 2
Hat 250-325 Yards 250-325 Yards
Scarf 525-825 Yards 450-625 Yards
Socks 350-500 Yards 300-450 Yards
Shawl 550-850 Yards 450-700 Yards

## How long should a knitted prayer shawl be?

Finished size of shawl should be between 26″- 30″ wide x 60″ in length (not including fringe). This may take 2 1/2 – 3 skeins of chunky (bulky) yarn. (170 g net weight, 166.5 m each) Or, you may use double strands of seven 6-oz skeins sport weight yarn using size 10 1/2 needles.

## How do I know how much yarn I need?

Formula: (length x width x gauge) / 6 = yards needed. Length and width are in inches and gauge is in stitches per inch. For example, if you’d like a scarf 48″ long and 8″ wide using a worsted weight yarn, (48 x 8 x 5) / 6 = 320 yards. Round up as running out of yarn is the worst!

## How does a Pi shawl work?

How does a Pi Shawl work? A Pi Shawl is worked from the center out. Simple circle geometry allows the shawl to grow and retain it’s round shape at the same time. Basically, when the diameter of a circle doubles, so does the circumference.

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## How many stitches should I cast on for a shawl?

Directions: Take out 30 yards of yarn for fringe and set aside. Chain 54 stitches or desired width of shawl.

## How many chains does it take to make a shawl?

If you’re using a medium-width yarn, each chain will be about 1/4 inch. If you want your scarf to be 5 inches wide, then that would be 20 chains. For a thinner yarn, it might be 1/8 inch wide per chain, so you’d want to double that to 40 chains. If it’s a really chunky yarn, you could probably do 10-12 chains.

## How long does it take to make a prayer shawl?

How long does it take to knit a prayer shawl? To be honest, many of the shawls I knit end up being needed urgently so I try to knit them quickly, often in a matter of three marathon knitting nights. Lately, with our family schedule, it takes me several weeks to get these done.