Jumbo yarn it ls the last category, therefore, the thickest yarn.
It has a symbol of 7 and a gauge of 6 stitches and fewer per 4inches using 17 or larger (US) knitting needles.
As a matter of fact, it was recently added to the yarn weight system by America’s Craft Yarn Councilin 2014 to accommodate the thick yarns that kept popping in the yarn market but couldn’t be considered as super bulky yarns.
What can I make with jumbo yarn?
There are a lot of big stitch projects (both knitting and crochet patterns) you can do with jumbo yarn, especially in home decor.
Due to its thickness, it adds instant drama to your projects so you can knit up blankets, throws, big floor pillows, pillow covers, rugs, baskets, and winter wear such as chunky sweaters, ponchos, and hats.
In addition, jumbo yarn is perfect for arm/hand knitting as it is very thick, you can make a cowl with just your arms and a jumbo yarn ball.
Or if you are a more experienced knitter you can make bigger and more complicated patterns with your chunky yarn.
There are many different types of jumbo yarns for sale including popular yarns from Loopy Mango.
This is often made from merino wool and comes in large thick strands of soft fibers.
It has many names including giant wool yarn, chunky arm knitting yarn, and wool roving.
Jumbo yarn can be substituted by knitting with two strands of super bulky yarn together.
A chunky knit blanket knit with jumbo yarn is seen in the image below.
Why is jumbo weight yarn so expensive?
This yarn is expensive because of the merino wool used to create the yarn.
The jumbo yarn can come in 200g balls but to make a chunky blanket you will need a fair bit, for example, 4kg of wool, which can be priced at $150+.
For a full-size blanket, you will need quite a bit of yarn, probably around 13-18 balls or skeins of yarn.
The yardage of this yarn does not get you far for the price that you pay, but it is a quick yarn, so making a blanket will take no time at all!
Jumbo Weight Yarn Patterns
Jumbo yarn is one of the trendier yarns and if you are a person that likes keep in touch with the latest fashion trends and you want to make the very cool, very chunky and impressive knits that are popping up in all our social media the last few years then this yarn is perfect for you.
Take a look at the free patterns below to find your next project!
Make a beautiful scarf as a last-minute holiday gift following the free pattern of Toni the designer for TL Yarn Crafts.
It’s a beautiful easily made scarf to gift to a friend or to keep for yourself.
The yarn is perfect if you are a knitting beginner as it has loops that that guide you and you don’t need any tools just your fingers, you can find the free pattern on the blog with detailed instructions, pictures and a video tutorial.