ALSO KNOWN AS: Bulky NEEDLE SIZE: 6mm to 8mm TYPICAL TENSION: 14 sts and 19 rows AVERAGE METRES PER 50G: 70m ONE BALL PROJECTS (100G): Scarves, legwarmers, traditional mittens The low down: If you want to knit a cosy garment to see you through the winter then chunky yarn is absolutely perfect. There is a wide range of patterns available and, thanks to the larger needles, your sweater, scarf or shawl will grow rapidly before your
Roving 12.75mm, 15mm, 25mm 6 sts and 8 rows or less 20m or less
cushion covers The low down: If there’s one trend in knitting that’s really noticeable it’s the emergence of bigger and bigger yarns. Brands like Manoush and Loopy Mango have specialised in bringing out giant yarns that knit up super quickly. This yarn can be very heavy so keep it very eyes as chunky yarn knits up so quickly. It’s also thick enough for mistakes to be easily spotted. As it makes for a fairly substantial fabric that washes well, it’s also a brilliant choice for things like cushions, chair covers and throws that need to be sturdy!