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What Can I Knit With 600 Yards of Yarn?

Whether you're knitting with fine yarn or super bulky wool, there's a ton you can knit with 600 yards.

Updated April 07, 2020
What Can I Knit With 600 Yards of Yarn

Whether you've come into a whole lot of yarn from a relative or you went a little crazy at your local yarn store, you've found yourself with 600 yards of the same yarn and no idea what to do with it. I'm not here to judge—just help. One of your options is to knit a bunch of smaller projects (which is a great option if there's a holiday coming up and you have a lot of family members to think about), but if you're ready to tackle something a little bigger with your brand new yarn, you've come to the right place.

600 yards, for those who aren't as familiar with estimating yarn length (or the imperial system), is nothing to sneeze at. In fact, when laid flat, you're looking at a third of a mile of yarn. That's enough for a small knit top or even a lap blanket! With this much yarn to work with, while you may not be able to get away with knitting a chunky oversized sweater, the sky is (almost) the limit.

Fingering Weight Patterns

Fingering weight yarn is my personal favorite; I just feel like finished objects made using fine yarn look so professional and feel so much more rewarding to complete. It doesn't hurt that it typically only takes a couple of skeins of fingering yarn to hit the 600-yard mark!

Sport Weight Patterns

Sport weight yarn is perfect for lightweight springy and summery clothes and accessories, but it's equally as widely used for baby knits. While still fine enough to look dainty and elegant, it's a bit quicker to work something up than with lace or fingering weight yarn.

DK Weight Patterns

If you love knitting for babies, you're intimately familiar with DK-weight yarn. In fact, you probably have the number of yards in your favorite skein of DK-weight yarn memorized by now. Even if you're not a fan of knitting for little ones, 600 yards of DK weight yarn can net you a tee, a scarf, or even a bolero.

Worsted Weight Patterns

I'm willing to bet that if you came into a whole bucketful of skeins of yarn, it's probably worsted weight. Most of us learned to knit on this weight of yarn, as it's the most versatile yarn for knitting out there. With 600 yards of worsted weight yarn, you can still finish some pretty hefty projects.

Bulky Weight Patterns

There's no denying how fun it can be to work with bulky yarn; my one gripe about weight 5 (and weight 6) yarn is that the yardage per skein tends to be so low. You're looking at anywhere from 5-6 skeins to hit that 600-yard mark, and if you take super-cheap yarn at around $4-$5 a skein, the price adds up! Be sure to use that yarn on something truly memorable.

Super Bulky Weight Patterns

Until the advent of jumbo yarn, super bulky was a catch-all term for all ridiculously chunky types of yarn. Even today, the range of what is considered 'super bulky' is huge, so what you can make with 600 yards of yarn really differs depending on the brand.

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