General Recommendations on the Amount of Yarn and Needle Size

MerinoMeri can provide only general recommendations on the amount of yarn and needle size based on the yarn thickness. These recommendations are based on personal experience and information from the internet. 

 Yarn thickness, meters / 100g

Approx meters for sweater  size L (regular) Size of needles Remark

600 and more

2000-2500 less 2 You can optionally fold into several threads and take the appropriate needle size
380-550 1600-2000 +/- 3 You can optionally fold into several threads and take the appropriate needle size
240-370 1400-1600 +/- 4 You can optionally fold into several threads and take the appropriate needle size
200-240 1250-1400 +/- 5 You can optionally fold into several threads and take the appropriate needle size
170-200 1000-1250 +/- 6
110-160 900-1000 +/- 7
less 100 750-900 8 and more

It's important to remember that precise data regarding yarn length and needle size can vary depending on the specific project and your individual preferences (for example, some knitters may prefer a tighter or looser gauge).

Use a knitting calculator. Knitting calculators available online can help determine the required length of yarn and needle size based on your project parameters (size, stitch pattern, yarn, etc.). These tools can be helpful when you need more precise data to inform your experience.

You will have to make adjustments as needed during the knitting process, especially if you have specific preferences for the density and texture of the knitted fabric.

In addition to yarn thickness, consider the following factors:

  1. Project Size: Larger projects like sweaters or blankets require more yarn and larger needles than small projects like hats or mittens.

  2. Pattern and Texture: Complex patterns and textures may require more yarn than plain stockinette stitch because they create a denser fabric.

  3. Knitting Tension: Your knitting tension can affect the density of the fabric. If you want your project to be airier, use larger needles or knit more loosely.

  4. Gauge Swatch: Create a gauge swatch before starting your project to assess whether it matches your expectations in terms of texture and size. It will also help you calculate the exact amount of yarn needed for the entire project more accurately.

  5. Personal Preferences: Don't hesitate to experiment with needle size and knitting tension to achieve your desired result. Your finished project must meet your individual preferences and expectations.

Remember that knitting is an art; sometimes, experimentation and a creative approach can lead to unique and beautiful results with MerinoMeri. And in the end... there is no such thing as too much yarn. You can always complement your main project with cute accessories such as a hat, mittens or a scarf for your loved one.