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.
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Super Bulky Weight Yarn FAQ’s
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.
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.
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.
Super bulky yarn is 14 ply.