## How Many Yards is 50 Grams of Yarn?

When following a knitting or crochet pattern, you may need to know how many yards of yarn that you have. In this case, the label on each skein should state how many grams/ounces your particular ball of yarn weighs before it’s been knitted into something – from there we can estimate! Check out **what crochet stitch uses the least yarn.**

### What Does 50g Mean in Yarn?

Yarn can measure 50g; this term is equivalent to 1.76 ounces of yarn, which means that if you have 2 x 50-gram balls it would be the same as a 100 gram ball of yarn.

### How Many Yards is 50 Grams of Yarn?

There is no way to convert grams into yards that will be 100% accurate. Each yarn weight has different yardage for 50 g; a fingering-weight yarn would have totally different yardage than the worsted weight. We can give you an approximate estimate though: check our conversion chart below!

Yarn Weight |
Yards in 50 grams |

Lace | 200 |

Super Fine | 185 |

Fine | 175 |

Light | 150 |

Medium | 120 |

Bulky | 80 |

It isn’t easy to estimate how many yards 50 grams of yarn will be, depending on the thickness. In general, though, you can expect about 80-200 yards per 50g, with thicker being more likely around 100 and thin at 200.

### How to estimate the number of yarn balls to buy?

Do you like to stroll in the woolen shops? Just for your viewing pleasure? To find out what’s new? Appreciate their softness? And you regularly fall for this yarn that is too beautiful, too soft, too.

But now, you don’t yet know what you will do with it, so you don’t know how many balls you should buy. If you buy in a store, the manager knows their sons and can advise you. On the other hand, at knitters’ flea markets, in destocking shops, or even in supermarkets, there is not necessarily a saleswoman available and qualified to advise you.

Except that you really like this wool and that you absolutely do not plan to come out again without having bought it, so what should you do?

With this calculation, you can estimate the number of balls to buy:

You will have to estimate the width of your knitting piece and its height. **Take the example of a sweater with a width of 55 cm and a height of 60 cm. **

- multiply the width by 3: 55 X 3 = 165 cm
- then, multiply this figure by the number of rows necessary for 10 cm (indicated on the strip of the ball), here (on the photo) it is indicated 36 rows:165 X 36 = 5940 cm
- multiply by the height of your room divided by 10 so by 6 for the example of our sweater 5940 X 6 = 35640 cm
- We multiply this number by 2 because a sweater necessarily has a front and a back: 35 640 X 2 = 71 280 cm
- We repeat the same calculation for the sleeves: width 40 cm and height 55 cm ; 40 X 3 = 120 cm >>>>> 120 X 36 = 4320 cm >>>>> 4320 X 5.5 = 23760 cm >>>>> 23760 X 2 = 47520 cm
- Add the 2 results: 71,280 cm + 47,520 cm = 118,800 cm or 1188 meters.

Take the strip of your ball and look at the measurement in relation to the weight. For example, 130 meters for 50 gr: you divide 1188 meters by 130, which gives you: 9.14. **You will therefore have to buy 10 balls. **

Last detail: this calculation applies to a jersey sweater. For garter stitch or moss stitch, it takes 20% more (so 12 balls for our example), and if you consider twists, this can go up to 50% depending on the complexity of the model.

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