# Quick Answer: How many yards of yarn do I need for a loom scarf?

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## How many yards of yarn does it take to make a long scarf?

If you needed 10 yards to knit the sample and you want to knit a scarf that is 8 inches wide and 60 long, then you’ll need 300 yards of yarn to make a scarf.

## How long is a loom scarf?

Width of scarves is usually a personal preference. But the most common widths of scarves are 4″ to 6″. Length of shawls are the same as length of scarves. In other words, as long as a person is tall.

## How do you calculate loom waste?

To determine the length of warp needed for the scarf itself, divide 65″ by . 9 (100% – the 10% shrinkage), for 73″ warp length (rounding up). So 10″ + 73″ + 26″ (remaining loom waste, which will include the fringe needed at the other end) equals 109″ or 3 yd plus 1″ (a 3 yd warp length would be enough).

## How much yarn is needed for a throw blanket?

If you are a novice needleworker, you might have wondered how many skeins of yarn for a throw blanket you’ll need. The answer is about 3 skeins or balls of yarn.

## How much yarn do I need to knit a blanket?

“The amount of yarn you need really depends on your project and how thick your yarn is. For example, a good size blanket takes about 225 yards of yarn,” Weil says. “If you are making that with four strands of super bulky yarn, you would need 900 yards total.

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## What size loom do I need?

Loom Size / Hat Size

Hat Recipient Avg Head Circumference Loom Size
Baby – 1 yr. 18 in / 46 cm Md 31 Pegs
Toddler 21 in / 53 cm Lrg 36 Pegs
Tweens & Teens 22 in / 56 cm Lrg 36 Pegs
Women & Lean Men 22 in / 56 cm Lrg 36 Pegs

## How do you pick a loom size?

Loom gauge is determined by measuring the groove of one peg to the next peg with a ruler or measuring tape. The smaller the gauge, the finer the yarn you need. Generally speaking, you’d use a thick yarn or two strands of #4 for a 5/8″ gauge loom, one strand of #4 for a 1/2″ gauge loom, and #3 yarn for a 3/8″ loom.

## What yarn is best for loom knitting?

Use fine/fingering sock yarn. The Sock Loom Original, a fine gauge loom knits with a gauge of approx 7 stitches per inch, 5/8” spacing between pegs. Use DK weight sock yarn.