Chunky Weight Yarns
We love our big and chunky yarn so we can cuddle up with it on the sofa for crafty nights in. This yarn weight is considered a 5 out of 6, or bulky on the yarn weight family tree.
It is usually worked up on needles and hooks between 6mm and 8mm (US 10 to 11). This thick yarn creates some sumptuously squishy and cosy jumpers, scarves and bigblankets. It also works up in no time at all, giving 3 to 3 1/2 stitches per inch in stockinette stitch, and has gorgeous drape from the weight of the yarn. In certain circles, this is also referred to as rug yarn because it is the perfect thickness for rug pulling or weaving and can create some seriously plush homewares.
If you're looking for comfort and warmth then you're heading in the right direction here. Get the ultimate crafting satisfaction by making up a hat, snood or big set of mittens in only a few hours. We also love this yarn for making comfy cushion covers that match that big cosy blanket you're making! If you're looking for something with a bit of style that you can wear, this yarn is also perfect for making a statement scarf, or a simple and elegant cocoon cardigan that you can wrap yourself up in for the winter months.
Chunky yarn is also perfect for beginners or younger knitters and crocheters as big yarn is great at hiding small errors. You can work up a project in very little time and feel that accomplishment of getting to wrap up in something you've made yourself. Our favourite Cygnet Chunky comes in a huge range of colours to help inspire you to make some gorgeous oversized jumpers or cardigans. We especially love the Helter Skelter range by Cygnet with its bright and super fun colourways inspired by fairground rides. Boho Chunky has a beautiful soft feel that makes it perfect for accessories, cardigans or big, luxurious bed throws. It comes in a huge range of marble effect variegated colourways that help to bring that festival feel to your home.