The following table shows estimated yardage needed according to your gauge. Yardage shown is for an average long-sleeved pullover or cardigan according to chest measurements, allowing for a 2″ wearing ease in the finished garment (i.e. finished garment chest would be chest measurement + 2″).
For short-sleeved sweaters, reduce yardage by about 20%, and for sleeveless sweaters and children’s garments, reduce it by about 30%. Add 10% to 20% for textured & multi-colored patterns. Side note: To convert meters to yards, multiply by 1.1.
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|Gauge (sts/4″ or 10 cm)||Common name||Chest 46-48″||Chest 42-44″||Chest 38-40″||Chest 34-36″|
|30-32||Baby Weight / Lace||2800||3080||2600||2860||2400||2640||2200||2420|