Bulky Weight

Bulky Weight
Bulky weight yarn is ideal for big projects like scarves, blankets and afghans, because it works up so quickly on large needles and hooks. 
 

Yarn weight refers to the thickness of yarn used by knitters, weavers, crocheters and other fiber artists. Changing yarn weight or needle size can have a significant impact on the finished project, so standardized systems have been spread about, as well as conversion systems for regional standards (especially needle sizes).Yarn weight is important in achieving the correct gauge or tension for a particular project and can help with yarn substitution. The Craft Yarn Council of America has developed a system that seeks to standardize the labeled weights of yarn. Most yarns state their weight on the ball band. Some brands use a standardized numbering system that uses 7 ranges of relative thickness of yarn.

The advantages to bulky weight yarn are that it works up quickly, is easy to knit with, and makes for very warm, thick, cozy projects (think deep winter scarves and cowls!).  The disadvantages are that the stitches are not as defined and detailed as when you’re using thinner yarn, it uses up yarn very quickly (since each stitch is larger), and can make projects heavier than you might want them to be, if you’re using it in a pattern that doesn’t call for bulky weight yarn (think: delicate cardigan).

Appropriate for:
Needle sizes US 9 and up.
Crochet hook size K and up.
Approximately 15 or fewer stitches per 4" stockinette stitch
800 or fewer yards per pound


Pumpkin Spice

Pumpkin Spice

Warm, cozy, and delightfully rich, this chunky weight blend is everything you need to perk up your d..

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Royal Fleet

Royal Fleet

This is a super soft and fuzzy yarn that combines rich shades of royal blue for a beautifully multi-..

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Sangria

Sangria

Drink deep of this bulky burgundy yarn; a thirst quenching infusion of cotton, wool, linen, and meri..

$23.12

Steller's Jay

Steller's Jay

Charcoal grey strands of wool and acrylic are combined with beautifully heathered deep aqua blue alp..

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Swamp Rose

Swamp Rose

Gorgeous jewel shades of green and teal in a fiber blend of wool, acrylic, alpaca, and mohair make u..

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Taylor

Taylor

This blend is a swirling vortex of blue, from the deep dark navy, up through a beautiful sea-glass b..

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Tequila Sunrise

Tequila Sunrise

Whether you prefer your Tequila Sunrise in a glass or with a substantial serving of young Mel Gibson..

$26.00

Thimbleberry

Thimbleberry

​Delicious, tweedy red strands of rayon, merino, alpaca, wool, and acrylic make up this soft and coz..

$23.23

Vulcan

Vulcan

Varying hues of copper in a fiber blend of cotton, wool and nylon combine together with a shiny, lof..

$17.21

Yellow Monkey Flower

Yellow Monkey Flower

​Slubby, tweedy, and chunky: this golden yellow bulky weight yarn is the perfect dash of cheeriness ..

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Candy Cane

Candy Cane

Just in time for the holidays, this yarn conjures up images of peppermint and candy, in hues of whit..

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Favorite Scarf Yarn

Favorite Scarf Yarn

If you're looking for a chunky, soft, squishy yarn that's perfect for your first (or thirtieth!) sca..

$45.00

Mincho

Mincho

There's lots of bamboo in this yarn, which means it's going to be SOOO soft! Offset by additional st..

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Raavi

Raavi

This yarn hits all of our most-requested attributes: it's thick and chunky, super soft with the high..

$29.86

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