What Is Super Bulky Weight Yarn?


In this post, you will see answers to the question – What is super bulky weight yarn?

The characteristics we use to separate our yarns into groups are their weight or how thick the yarn strand is. 

There are eight categories from thinnest to thickest, lace to jumbo yarn  (0-7).

Super bulky yarn falls into the thick spectrum, as it was actually the thickest yarn until the jumbo yarn was added.

Learn everything about the different yarn weights here – Yarn Weight Guide (+ Conversion Chart)

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Easy Mittens Knitting Pattern In Super Bulky Yarn

Super Chunky Yarn – For A Variety Of Projects

This weight of yarn is seen as a quick yarn often used for afghans, accessories, scarves, blankets, and more.

It is also used for arm knitting and finger crochet.

It comes in many different fibers, including wool, acrylic, cotton, polyester, nylon, and alpaca blends.

Super Bulky Weight Yarn FAQ’s

What is super bulky weight yarn?

Super bulky yarn is a thick yarn that is used to make heavier knits with a cozy chunky fabric.

When we are following a knitting pattern with a thick yarn as super bulky is, it is always good to be mindful to match the gauge of the project to that provided in the pattern.

This is because thicker yarns add a lot of bulk to a project and that might throw you off your measurements.

This might not be a big deal if you are making a blanket for example, but it’s very important when you are making a garment where sizing is essential.

This yarn weight has been classified by the Craft Yarn Council.

Super bulky yarn and needles

What number is super bulky weight yarn?

Super bulky yarn also has the symbol 6 and a gauge of 7-12 stitches per 4 inches using 9mm- 12mm (US 13-17) knitting needles.

Another term you might hear for it is super chunky yarn.

casting off stitches with super bulky yarn

What can I do with super bulky yarn?

There are a variety of things you can knit or crochet with the super bulky yarn.

It’s perfect for bigger home decor projects like a big floor pillow, a rug, or a blanket.

A winter blanket knitted with super bulky yarn can be the must-have home accessory for you or your friends if you decide to gift it.

Smaller knitted items like hats, mittens, and cowls can also be made, which are going to knit up pretty fast as the yarn is very thick.

 You can also make sweaters, cardigans, and ponchos that are going to keep you toasty in the winter.

In addition, super bulky yarn is a really good yarn to try hand knitting with as its strands are very thick so it will be easier than using finer yarns.

winter hat pattern

What ply is super bulky yarn?

Super bulky yarn is 14 ply.

Super Bulky Weight Yarn Patterns

If you prefer bigger and chunkier knits that you can knit up pretty quickly and easily then super bulky yarn is your match made in heaven!

Take a look at the free patterns below and you might find your next project.

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