Frequent question: How many skeins of yarn do I need for a scarf?

Will one skein of yarn make a 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. … You could only buy one skein, then knit your swatch and buy the rest.

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!

What is a good width for a scarf?

The width of the scarf is your choice. Most scarves are between 6 and 8 inches. Yours can be skinnier or wider. There is no right or wrong.

How big is a square scarf?

Scarf Sizes

Squares
22 x 22 inches 56 x 56 cm
25 x 25 inches 64 x 64 cm
36 x 36 inches 91 x 91 cm
44 x 44 inches 112 x 112 cm
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