Knitting With Big Yarn
Recently I picked up this Loops and Threads Yarn in extra bulky. I got two skeins and they were huge and fluffy and perfect, or so I thought. Here are my thoughts on knitting with big yarn.
The pros are pretty good, and I tink they balance out the cons, so I am starting off with them.
- Gorgeous and fluffy
- Not Itchy
- Works up quickly (once you get the hang of it).
So, this yarn is good. It knits up to look just like those cozy, fluffy huge knits. I love that it’s really durable and tough. However, it is kind of heavy and I’ll get into that in the cons. I think this would work better for a fluffy carpet or a headband (coming soon) rather than a blanket or throw.
- Expensive AF
- Hard at first
- Tough and not that soft.
I believe this yarn is $35…which is A LOT. Because realistically, you need at least two skeins to make anything. I wanted to make a big blanket, but settled with a simple throw and that still took me 2 skeins or $75…not a fan of that.
It’s really hard to work with at first. I have big needles, but they are single pointed and not connected. I HIGHLY recommend the connected needles, your wrists will thank you.
The yarn frays and is kinda tough. Like, I thought the throw I made would drape nicely on my bed, or couch. But it just stays there and is really hard and strong. Which isn’t a bad thing, just not what I was looking for.
I need to try other brands of thick and chunky yarns. For now, I think this is a good option for durable items, rugs and pillows and headbands. For blankets, I think you should do some more research. I will keep you updated !