In this post, you will see answers to the question – What is bulky weight yarn?
Yarn weights are our guide to choosing the right yarn for our knitting or crochet projects.
Depending on what we want to make there are different yarns that would be perfect.
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Bulky Weight Yarn FAQ’s
There are eight yarn weight categories for you to choose from lace to jumbo (0-7) thinnest to thickest.
Bulky is on the thicker side of yarns, thicker than worsted yarn about double its size and thinner than super bulky yarn.
It has a yarn weight symbol of 5.
Bulky yarn can be referred to with other names such as chunky yarn, craft or rug yarn.
It has a yarn weight symbol of 5 and a gauge of 12-16 stitches per 4 inches (10cm) using 5.5mm to 8mm (US) 9-11 knitting needles.
Choosing to make something with bulky yarn has a lot of advantages as its thick so it knits up quickly, covers a lot of yardage and knits up easier than thinner yarns.
Moreover, there are a lot of bulky yarns in the market for you to choose from but thickness might vary from yarn to yarn.
If your planning to make something with bulky yarn and you want to stray a little from the pattern and choose a different yarn from the recommended one it’s always good to make a stitch swatch so you can see if there are adjustments that need to be made.
Bulky weight yarn is 12 ply.
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Patterns That Use Bulky Weight Yarn
There are endless options on what you can knit with chunky yarn, its thickness makes it perfect like for winter projects like a nice blanket to cosy up with, a nice warm cowl, cool stylish oversized sweaters, fancy shawls to complete your outfits, mittens and scarves to keep you warm.
So if you want to knit up something quickly, easily and end up with something impressive then bulky yarn is for you.