# Question: How much yarn do I need to cast on stitches?

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## How do I know how much yarn I need to cast on?

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 much yarn does it take to knit a stitch?

Estimating How Much Yarn to Buy

Yarn Weight Category Stitches per Inch Yards Needed for a Scarf
3 Light 5 to 6 250
4 Medium 4 to 5 200
5 Bulky 3 to 4 150
6 Super bulky 1.5 to 3 125

## 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 I need for German twisted cast on?

If I’m casting on using the German Twisted Cast On method, I add about 4″ / 10 cm of yarn extra since that method takes up a bit more yarn per stitch. From this point, I tend to make an educated guess on how much yarn I need to wind off for a long tail cast on.

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## Does the slip knot count as a cast on stitch?

In knitting, the slip knot counts as the first stitch of the cast on. That means that by tying a slipknot, you’ve cast on your first stitch! So, how do you make a slip knot? Thankfully, it’s easy-peasy.

## How do you know how many stitches?

To figure out the number of stitches and rows you need in 1 inch, simply divide the listed gauge by four. For instance, a yarn with a gauge of 18 stitches and 24 rows per 4 inches is the same as 4.5 stitches per inch and 6 rows per inch.

## How long should yarn be for long tail cast on?

Convert to inches (1” per 2.54cm) and you’ve got roughly 10” minimum for the tail to cast on. Add a few more inches so that you’ll have yarn to hold on to at the end; four to five inches should do it.