I have a pattern that does not say how much yarn you need. Is there some way to figure out how much you need? I am so new I cannot tell by just looking at it. It is a simple apron top knit in cotton for a toddler in about 2T - 3T.
Worsted weight yarn on 8's will give you a gauge of about 4 st per inch, so for a vest, according to the chart I have, you'd need about 300 yards. I imagine an apron top could be about half that. Personally, I'd get about 200 to be safe, since the gauge is a guestimate.
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