How to Convert Knitted Fabric Requirement from Meter to Kg (Kilogram)

Question: How can I convert knitted fabric from meters to kg? Suppose someone ordered me to make 1700 meters fabric with 230gsm and 72" width then how can I convert it into kg. Please advice. ... asked by OCS reader.

You can convert fabric requirement from meter to kg (weight) provided you have information of the following parameters
  • Fabric width
  • Fabric weight per square unit (Normally fabric weight is represented per square meter in grams. (GSM) )
  • Fabric weight that you want to convert in meters
Use the following formula to know the approximate weight of the fabric roll.

Weight of a fabric roll is calculated using this formula

Areas of the fabric roll in open width X weight per square unit

Weight (in gram) = Fabric length (in meter) X fabric width (in meter) X Fabric GSM

In the example:
  1. Fabric length is 1700 meters
  2. Fabric width = 72 inch convert it into meters = (72 * 2.54) /100 =1.83 meters
  3. Fabric GSM = 230 grams
Use above formula to find the result

Weight (in gram) = 1700 X 1.83 X 230 = 715,530 grams

Convert weight into Kg dividing it by 1000.
Therefore fabric weight will be 715.53 Kgs

Also Read: How to Convert Knitted Fabric Requirement from Kg to Meter

Note: The above formula will give you the approx weight of the fabric roll as the density of the fabric throughout the roll length may change. Secondly, if you include more than one roll in the calculation, the width of the fabric may also vary roll to roll.

Use the following calculator for online conversion from Meter to Kg

Convert Knits Fabric Requirement from Meter to Kilogram(Kg)

Parameter Enter Value Result (Kilogram)
Length (Meter)

Width (Inch)



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Prasanta Sarkar

Prasanta Sarkar is a textile engineer and a postgraduate in fashion technology from NIFT, New Delhi, India. He has authored 6 books in the field of garment manufacturing technology, garment business setup, and industrial engineering. He loves writing how-to guide articles in the fashion industry niche. He has been working in the apparel manufacturing industry since 2006. He has visited garment factories in many countries and implemented process improvement projects in numerous garment units in different continents including Asia, Europe, and South Africa. He is the founder and editor of the Online Clothing Study Blog.

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