# Best answer: How do I calculate yarn for cast on?

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Take your needle, start with the very end of your yarn, and wrap the yarn around as many times as the stitch count of your pattern. So, if your pattern requires you to cast on 50 stitches, wrap the yarn around the needle 50 times. Unravel it again, and that’s how much yarn you will need for the long tail cast on.

## How do you calculate cast on stitches?

The Stitches to Cast-On = (dW x S/W). Divide Stitches counted in swatch by swatch Width measured. Multiply by Desired Width. So for the example for the above you will take your 4×4 measured area.

## How much yarn do you need for cast off?

Longtail cast-off yarn requirements

To be on a save side, you’ll need 5 times as much yarn for the bind off as your project is wide. This will leave a little tail of maybe 3-4 inches for weaving in the tails as well. (The exact factor was 4.6 for my swatch. It was 12 cm wide and i needed 56 cm for the cast-off.)

## How do you measure yarn?

Yarn thickness is measured using something called WPI, which stands for Wraps Per Inch. The idea is you wrap your yarn around a gap measuring 1 inch, and count how many strands you can fit in.

## How much should I cast on for a blanket?

A 96 stitch cast on would result in a small lap blanket. If you want a medium sized blanket, then try casting on 120 stitches. For a large lap blanket, cast on 160 stitches. For an extra-large lap blanket, cast on 200 stitches.

## How do you calculate yarn to bind off?

Wrap the working yarn l-o-o-s-e-l-y around the project 3 times (wrap 4 times if you’re paranoid). The amount of yarn it takes to wrap the width of your project those three times is how much yarn you will need to bind off.

## How much yarn do I need?

Formula: (length x width x gauge) / 6 = yards needed. Length and width are in inches and gauge is in stitches per inch. For example, if you’d like a scarf 48″ long and 8″ wide using a worsted weight yarn, (48 x 8 x 5) / 6 = 320 yards. Round up as running out of yarn is the worst!

## How much yarn do I need to knit a row?

The standard advice on whether you have enough yarn to complete one more row is to stretch out your knitting and, if the length of yarn is 4 times the width of your work, you should have enough.

## Does the cast off count as a row?

Actually, what you shouldn’t be counting is the “row” formed by the cast on. The cast on doesn’t count as a row. But it’s easier to count all the rows in the worked fabric, below the needle, and just not count the loops on the needle.

## Does knitted cast on count as a row?

The cast on itself is not counted, however, some cast on methods create both a cast on and a knitted row. For example, the most popular cast on, the long tail method, creates both a cast on and a knitted row. So in this case, you would count that as the first row.

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## How do you count how many rows you’ve knitted?

To count the number of rows in your knitting, count the stitches (the V’s) vertically, including the loop over the needle. I’ve only highlighted five rows, but if you wanted to count the total number of rows you have worked, continue counting vertically down the column of stitches.