How much wool (yarn) do I need to knit an Aran sweater?
I have an Aran pattern but it does not tell me how much wool is required. As it is an old. Pattern and that piece is missing how can I work out how much wool is needed?
Thank you for your question. How much wool (yarn) do you need to make an Aran? You will need a lot of wool!
I've been looking at different Aran sweater patterns in magazines and websites. Here are my conclusions.
To knit a shorter Aran for women in a smaller size would require about 12 balls (50 grams) of wool, 13 balls for medium and 14 balls for a bigger size. It also depends on how thick the yarn or wool you will use. 50 gm of yarn can be very much different in length. I would suggest buying a few extra balls of wool. Just in case.
To knit a longer Aran, you'll need about 14-16 balls of 50gm wool.
Here are a few good suggestion for how much yarn (wool) is needed for knitting.