Knitting Gauge Chart

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″
meters yards meters yards meters yards meters yards
30-32 Baby Weight / Lace 2800 3080 2600 2860 2400 2640 2200 2420
27-29 Fingering Weight 2600 2860 2400 2640 2200 2420 1800 1980
24-26 Sport Weight 2400 2640 2200 2420 1800 1980 1600 1760
21-23 DK Weight 2200 2420 1800 1980 1600 1760 1500 1650
19-20 Worsted Weight 1800 1980 1600 1760 1500 1650 1300 1430
17-18 Aran Weight 1600 1760 1500 1650 1300 1430 1200 1320
15-16 Chunky Weight 1500 1650 1300 1430 1200 1320 1100 1210
12-14 Bulky Weight 1300 1430 1200 1320 1100 1210 1000 1100
10-11 Polar Weight 1000 1100 900 990 800 880 700 770

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