alexgrafic blog

News Blog

How Much Yarn Do I Need To Knit A Men’s Sweater? (Answers for 6 Sizes)

How Much Yarn Do I Need To Knit A Men’s Sweater? (Answers for 6 Sizes)

A Knitted Men’s Sweater is great with a casual outfit. Our included yarn calculation table gives you the quick answers to the question – How much yarn do I need to knit a Men’s Sweater? No running out of yarn!

An Image Of Heathered Textured Yarns In Balls In White Shelves

Table Of Contents

I highly recommend using a pattern to knit a Men’s Sweater. The designer gives details of the yarn weight and the yardage.

The example pattern I’m using is the Adult’s Knit V- Neck Pullover by Yarnspirations. It includes 6 different sizes from Extra Small to 5XL. It’s a great option for beginners.

How Much Yarn Do I Need For a Men’s Sweater? 

Here’s my handy guide to how much yarn for knitting a Men’s Sweater in 6 different sizes and yards of yarn required when (using the example pattern) in Worsted Weight #4 yarn.

Size Small

To knit a Men’s Sweater with finished chest measurements of 37″ (94 cm) using the example pattern you need a min. of 1260 yards (1152 meters) of Worsted Weight #4 yarn, total weight of 24 oz (680.4g).

Number of skeins is 4 skeins (each skein weighs 6 oz/ 170.1g).

XS/S Men’s Sweater Yarn Estimates
With Worsted Weight Yarn (#4)

Final Chest Size (In)

Final Chest Size (Cms)

Estimated Yardage

1260 yards

Estimated Meterage

1152 meters

Estimated Ounces

Estimated Grams

Estimated Skeins

Size Medium

To knit a Men’s Sweater with finished chest measurements of 40.5″ (103 cm) using the example pattern you need a min. of 1260 yards (1152 meters) of Worsted Weight #4 yarn, total weight of 24 oz (680.4g).

Number of skeins is 4 skeins (each skein weighs 6 oz/ 170.1 g).

M Men’s Sweater Yarn Estimates
With Worsted Weight Yarn (#4)

Final Chest Size (In)

40.5 inches

Final Chest Size (Cms)

Estimated Yardage

1260 yards

Estimated Meterage

1152 meters

Estimated Ounces

Estimated Grams

Estimated Skeins

Size Large

To knit a Men’s Sweater with finished chest measurements of 44.5″ (113 cm) using the example pattern you need a min. of 1260 yards (1152 meters) of Worsted Weight #4 yarn, total weight of 24 oz (680.4g).

Number of skeins is 4 skeins (each skein weighs 6 oz/ 170.1g).

L Men’s Sweater Yarn Estimates
With Worsted Weight Yarn (#4)

Final Chest Size (In)

44.5 inches

Final Chest Size (Cms)

Estimated Yardage

1260 yards

Estimated Meterage

1152 meters

Estimated Ounces

Estimated Grams

Estimated Skeins

Size Extra Large

To knit a Men’s Sweater with finished chest measurements of 49″ (124.5 cm) using the example pattern you need a min. of 1575 yards (1440 meters) of Worsted Weight #4 yarn, total weight of 30 oz (850.5g).

Number of skeins is 5 skeins (each skein weighs 6 oz/ 170.1g).

XL Men’s Sweater Yarn Estimates
With Worsted Weight Yarn (#4)

Final Chest Size (In)

Final Chest Size (Cms)

Estimated Yardage

1575 yards

Estimated Meterage

1440 meters

Estimated Ounces

Estimated Grams

Estimated Skeins

Size 2 Extra Large & 3 Extra Large

To knit a Men’s Sweater with finished chest measurements of 55″ (140 cm),  – (using the example pattern) you need a min. of 1890 yards (1728 meters) of Worsted Weight #4 yarn, total weight of 36 oz (1020.6 g).

Number of skeins is 6 skeins (each skein weighs 6 oz/ 170.1g).

2XL/3XL Men’s Sweater Yarn Estimates
With Worsted Weight Yarn (#4)

Final Chest Size (In)

Final Chest Size (Cms)

Estimated Yardage

1890 yards

Estimated Meterage

1728 meters

Estimated Ounces

Estimated Grams

1020.6 gms

Estimated Skeins

Size 4 Extra Large & 5 Extra Large

To knit a Men’s Sweater with finished chest measurements of 63″ (160 cm),  – (using the example pattern) you need a min. of 2205 yards (2016 meters) of Worsted Weight #4 yarn, total weight of 42 oz (1190.7 g).

Number of skeins is 7 skeins (each skein weighs 6 oz/ 170.1g).

4XL/5XL Men’s Sweater Yarn Estimates
With Worsted Weight Yarn (#4)

Final Chest Size (In)

Final Chest Size (Cms)

Estimated Yardage

2205 yards

Estimated Meterage

2016 meters

Estimated Ounces

Estimated Grams

1190.7 gms

Estimated Skeins

How Many Yards Of Yarn Do I Need to Knit a Men’s Sweater?

To knit a Men’s Sweater with finished chest measurements of 44.5″ (113 cm),  – (using the example pattern) you need a min. of 1260 yards (1152 meters) of Worsted Weight #4 yarn.

How Many Skeins Of Yarn Do I Need For a Men’s Sweater?

To knit a Men’s Sweater with finished chest measurements of 44.5″ (113 cm),  – (using the example pattern) you need a min. of 4 skeins of Worsted Weight #4 yarn (each skein weighs 6 oz/ 170.1g).

How Many Balls Of Yarn Do I Need For a Men’s Sweater?

To knit a Men’s Sweater with finished chest measurements of 44.5 (113 cm),  – (using the example pattern) you need a min. of 4 balls of Worsted Weight #4 yarn (each skein weighs 6 oz/ 170.1g).

How Many Ounces Of Yarn For A Men’s Sweater?

To knit a Men’s Sweater with finished chest measurements of 44.5 (113 cm),  – (using the example pattern) you need a min. of 24 oz (680.4g) of Worsted Weight #4 yarn. 

Pin Now To Save For Later

How Much Yarn For Mens Sweater Pin

Now you know how much yarn you’ll need to knit a Men’s Sweater, it’s time to start your next project! Want more fun knitting content, resources and inspiration? Sign up to our email list for exclusive goodies only for subscribers.

Published at Tue, 24 Jan 2023 05:56:33 +0000

Marcus Jackson

Leave a Reply

Back to top