What do I knit with this really plump yarn?

November 5, 2013 at 7:01 pm Leave a comment

Wow, where on the earth did the past week go? We have been working hard here at Polka Dot Sheep and Knit ‘n Needle Yarn Shoppe, but I realized that the majority of the work is behind the scenes at the moment. Which means that I didn’t get a blog post written after my video tutorial for the Double Your Fun KAL. But I have been knitting away, planning upcoming KALs, pondering a sweater for my husband, and a lot of different things over on Ravelry.

Today, I thought I would share some recent projects that I have knit. This projects are actually quite unusual for me. The reason for that is that they are all knit in super bulky yarn. I don’t knit with “fat” yarn much at all as you might see if you peruse my projects on Ravelry or listen to me talk about knitting. I tend to work with worsted weight yarns with needles sized US 7 and downwards. So knitting with US 17 (12.75 mm) needles is very different experience.

My just finished project from a super bulky yarn is a Sugar Pine Cowl

Rasta Sugar Pine

Yarn: 1 skein, Malabrigo Rasta in Pearl Ten

The Sugar Pine Cowl is the perfect holiday gift. It knits up quickly on a cloudy and damp Saturday or a two evenings at home. The Malabrigo Rasta is lovely to knit with and we have seventeen colors currently in stock.

When you purchase the Sugar Pine Cowl pattern on Ravelry, you also get the Sugar Pine Hat pattern.

From today until Nov. 15, 2013, this pattern is available for 25% on Ravelry with the coupon code: giftalong. The code will expire at midnight GMT, Nov. 15, 2013.

For my niece’s first birthday, a Clouds Rest Capelet

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Yarn: 1 skein of Knit Collage Daisy Chain in Sweet Papaya

Size: Toddler

When I first saw the Knit Collage booth at TNNA, the yarn I used for my daughter’s Clouds Rest Capelet was one of the first to catch my eyes. I knew it was perfect for her.

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Yarn: 2 skeins of Knit Collage Gypsy Garden in Cosmic Blue

Size: Girl

Modifications: I knit six repeats of the second repeat section to make the capelet a bit longer. I used the last little bit of yarn that was left to make a little draw string with tassels to string around the neck line (not shown in photo).

It has been really nice to knit up these projects. If you have been knitting or crocheting for any amount of time, you have discovered that knitting with thicker yarn goes much faster than thinner yarns. It just takes few stitches to make those chunky items. Super bulky yarns give that finished object satisfaction much more quickly. Sometimes we need that feeling. Certainly that speed of finishing is really awesome when trying to get holiday gifts made.

So if you are like me and tend towards finer yarns, give one of these yarns a try.

 Polka Dot Sheep Publications patterns using super bulky yarn.

Clouds Rest Capelet – on Ravelry or on our website

Clouds Rest Pixie – on Ravelry or on our website

Sugar Pine Cowl – on Ravelry

Sugar Pine Hat – on Ravelry

Quick Fix Hat & Scarf – on Ravelry or on our website

Bulky or Super Bulky Yarns that would be suitable for these patterns

Malabrigo Rasta

Berroco Boboli Quick

Knit Collage Daisy Chain

Knit Collage Gypsy Garden

Lamb’s Pride Bulky

Hope you feel inspired to give one of these patterns and yarns a try.

Happy Knitting!

~Angela M.


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