Bulky Yarn is Category 5
February 11, 2016
Bulky Yarn or Chunky Weight Yarn
Bulky yarn will help you knit hats, heavy sweaters, jackets, afghans/throws, scarves and other specialty items quickly. Category 5 yarns are about twice the diameter of worsted weight yarn. This yarn works great when Category 6 and 7 yarns are too heavy for your project.
If you are just learning to knit or crochet, this yarn is great for your first projects because the stitches are easy to see and you get fast results.
Yarn types in this category are often made from wool, mohair, acrylic or wool/synthetic blends.
Knit gauge in stockinette is 12-15 stitches in 4 inches on US Size 7-9 knitting needles.
Knit Picks Biggo Yarn is a Bulky Yarn and is a great knit for blankets, cowls, and mittens.
Next blog, we will discuss Category 4, Medium.
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