Fiber Amounts

The amount of fiber used will depend on the type of fiber, the spinning style and yarn weight. The following amounts are just guidelines.

  • socks - About 4 ounces for standard socks, about 6 ounces for knee socks.
  • hats - about 4 ounces
  • mittens/gloves - about 4 ounces
  • shawl - at least a pound for a large shawl, as little as 8 ounces for a small lace kerchief style.
  • sweater - anywhere from about a pound for an small adult to 3 pounds for a giant adult. The easiest way to determine this is to weigh a sweater of a similar style, pattern, and size.


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