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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

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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!

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