December Truths about Super Bulky Yarns

December Truths about Super Bulky Yarns


Super Bulky yarns are a life saver as we get closer to the holidays.  A good pattern (see below) using super bulky yarns can save you time. Must admit we love it when you rush to Apple Yarns to grab a beautiful skein of Rasta or a solid color in Encore Mega but there is an alternative, use your stash and make your own super bulky.

The easiest way to create a heavier weight of yarn is to hold two strands of yarn together. Go stash diving and the time you save shopping put towards knitting or crocheting a gift.
  • 2 strands of DK = Worsted or Aran
  • 2 strands of Worsted = Chunky
  • 2 strands of Chunky = Super bulky to Jumbo
One thing to remember, Super Bulky is uncomfortable for many and you'll not necessarily craft faster.  Especially if you're unmotivated.  Finding a compromise between larger yarns and your favorite weight of yarn is the best and easiest way to go.
Another tip, don't knit/crochet on too small of a tool.  Super bulky is typically done on a #N Hook or a #15 Needles. Beaware of gauge you don't want to make something too small or large.
Favorite Knit Patterns: 

Falmouth Super Bulky Hat by Fiber of Maine

Frida Cowl by Kristel Nieves

I skein Rasta or Encore Mega
Favorite Crochet Pattern:

Easy Breezy Super Chunky Beanie by The Turtle Trunk

I skein Rasta or Encore Mega
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Happy New Year