Calculate Number of Skeins Required

Don't buy too few or too many skeins by estimating how many you need using this calculator that uses the number of stitches, fabric size and your stitching style to calculate the number.

Just enter the number of strands your stitching with (e.g. “2 over) and the number of stitches of a particular thread and the number of skeins needed will be displayed for the different fabric counts

The table lists both the specific estimate which can help if you already have some of a color and can decide if you need more, as well as the rounded up number to buy if you don’t have any.

Using strands from m length skeins for stitches with an stitching style will require approximately:

Fabric Count Skeins Decimal Purchase
11 Count Aida 3 ¾ 3.75 4
14 Count Aida 3 3 3
16 Count Aida 2 ½ 2.5 3
18 Count Aida 2 ¼ 2.25 3
20 Count Aida 2 2 2
22 Count Hardanger 2 2 2
25 Count Fabric 1 ¾ 1.75 2
28 Count Fabric 1 ½ 1.5 2
32 Count Fabric 1 ¼ 1.25 2

This calculator is based on this approach and formula for estimating floss.

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