Category Archives: super bulky

FREEBIES & NEW Premier Couture Jazz

Premier Couture Jazz

Premier Couture Jazz is the favourite yarn of arm knitters, and we agree that it’s the best material for super-duper bulky blankets whether you’re making on needles or with your limbs. It’s a soft and fluffy knitted tube of fine, brushed acrylic, which means that it can be washed and it will look great in your home for a long time. (We want you to love your projects, and the wool roving that is used in arm knitting videos popular on social media is unfortunately by its nature very delicate and will start to pill and look mungy even before you finish your blanket. We love the way roving looks in pictures, but it regrettably doesn’t have much longevity after the photo shoot.)

  • 81% Acrylic, 19% Nylon .
  • 100 g – 16.5 yds/15m
  • #7 Super Bulky Weight.
  • Hand wash. Do not bleach. Lay flat to dry.
  • Made in Turkey

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NEW Cascade Mondo

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Cascade Mondo

Cascade Mondo is SUPER bulky and SUPER soft! It’s a soft blend of superfine alpaca and wool, and is best for quick and bold statement pieces, plus it’s suitable for arm knitting. One skein is enough for a cowl, 4 for a throw blanket.

  • 50% Superfine Alpaca / 50% Wool
  • Weight: 400g – 53m (58 yds)
  • Needle Size:  25mm/US50
  • Knitting Gauge: 3 – 4 sts = 4″ (10 cm)
  • Hand Wash, Lay Flat to Dry
  • Pattern Ideas

 

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NEW Knitter’s Pride Jumbo Needles

FINALLY! Knitter’s Pride is now making nice, affordably priced, BIG needles for big yarns and big projects!  Sizes range from 12mm/US17 to an unprecedented 35mm/US100.  Extra large needles are especially great for yarns like NEW Cascade Mondo, Cascade Magnum, and Bernat Mega Bulky.

 

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Knitter’s Pride Jumbo Circular Needles

Knitter’s Pride Jumbo Birch Fixed Circular Needles are perfect for BIG knitting projects! A smooth join ensures easy stitch glide and no snagging, and resilient, flexible cords lay flat with no kink or twist.

Available in sizes 20mm/US35 to 35mm/US100!

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Knitter’s Pride Jumbo Double Pointed Needles

Available in sizes 12mm/US17 to 25mm/US50!

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Knitter’s Pride Jumbo Straight Needles

Available in sizes 30mm and 35mm/US100!

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West Coast Cardigan

West Coast Cardigan

What an awesome and cozy cardie! The West Coast Cardigan is inspired by the Cowichan Sweaters that are a tradition of the Coast Salish people. Use Cascade Lana Grande of a light, lofty & fast sweater!

Knit from the top down in one piece, the West Coast cardigan features raglan shaping, flattering set-in pockets, a generous shawl collar, and a zipper closure. Bands of stranded colourwork knit up quickly. Extensive charts are accompanied by written instructions, schematics, and helpful links to guide you along the way. Instructions are provided in an easy to follow fill-in-the-blank format. BONUS: Feeling creative? Use this pattern as a jumping off point into your own custom colourwork adventure by using the bonus blank charts provided with this pattern!

Sizes

  • 30 (32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50) in / 76 (81.5, 86.5, 91.5, 96.5, 101.5, 106.5, 112, 117, 122, 127) cm
  • Finished Measurements: 35 (38.75, 40.5, 42.25, 44, 45.75, 47.5, 49.25, 51, 54.75, 56.5) in bust / 89 (98.5, 103, 107.5, 112, 116, 120.5, 125, 129.5, 139, 143.5) cm bust

Yarn

Cascade Lana Grande

  • Main Colour:  6 (6, 6, 7, 7, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9, 9) (colours 6065, 6043, 6067, or 6040 are all great)
  • Contrast Colour: 3 (3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4) (colour 6039 would be great)

Materials

  • Pattern via Ravelry
  • 8mm/US11 – 40″ circular needle
  • 8mm/US11 double pointed needles
  • 9mm/US13 – 40″ circular needles
  • 9mm/US13 double pointed needles
  • Stitch markers (4)
  • Waste yarn
  • Yarn needle
  • Separating zipper, 22in/55cm (or length to fit front opening)
  • Sewing needle, pins, and thread (or take your sweater to a tailor to have the zipper put in)

 

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GAMBIT & Knit Hack

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Gambit

Gambit is a great little capelet designed to be worn OVER outerwear – clever and stylin’! It’s knit in super bulky yarn, so it’s a satisfying, quick little knit. We used Malabrigo Rasta, we couldn’t *not* indulge in it’s ridiculous softness and depth of colour. If Rasta is a bit too precious for your needs you can also use Cascade Lana Grande or Brown Sheep Burly Spun (see below).

Gambit Rasta COMBO

Notes on the Pattern

This pattern involves a few techniques that newbies might be unfamiliar with (short rows, provisional cast on, grafting/kitchener stitch) and is not for the absolute beginner – an advanced beginner should be fine with it.

The shaping is created with short rows, so you’ll have to be diligent and keep track of your rows. I found that I didn’t like the type of short row technique used in the pattern, it left gaps (I don’t know if this is because I used a different yarn than the original design). I changed to regular, old fashioned Wrap & Turn (W&T) short rows. Luckily, in garter stitch you don’t need to unwrap short rows, which makes things much easier. I worked to one stitch less than the number specified for the short row in the pattern, wrapped the next stitch, and turned.

KNIT HACK: To help keep track and stay oriented I put a locking stitch marker in the stitch every time I did a short row.

The garment is knit flat and joined together using kitchener stitch – anther happy discovery was that grafting in garter stitch is a bit simpler than in stocking stitch. You are going to start the project with a provisional cast on (a cast on using scrap yarn), I like using the crochet or ‘chained’ cast on method, the scrap yarn comes out extremely easily.  I wove in the ends using duplicate stitch and you can’t see them at all!

One more thing,  full disclosure – I accidentally used the wrong size needles (9mm/US13). Yup, even knitting store owners grab the wrong size on occasion. The capelet came out fine after blocking (our mannequin is on the small size and doesn’t move around much), but you should use 10mm/US15 needles to get the appropriate tension.

Yarn Options

Malabrigo Rasta: 3(4) skeins

Cascade Lana Grande: 4 skeins

Brown Sheep Burly Spun: 3 skeins

Other Materials

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Really, Really, Really FAST Knits!


Bernat Mega Bulky is an arm knitter’s dream! It’s so big it calls for 19mm/US35 needles (19mm/S crochet hook)! One skein is enough for a hat or smaller cowl, two is good for an infinity scarf. It’s especially well suited for making the Outlander Cowl.









Very Last Minute Knitted Gifts – FREE Patterns

Aujourd’hui
Pattern: Free via Ravelry
Needles: 10mm needles
Yarn: 1 skein of any of the following: 

Pattern: from Knit-O-Matic via Ravelry
Needles: 15mm-24″ circular
Yarn: 1 skein Cascade Magnum ($24.97 solids, $32.47 paints)

Pattern: Free pattern from Knitomatic.com (that’s us!)
Needles: 10mm circular needles, minimum 36″ long, (preferably 47″)
Yarn: 1 skein of any of the following: 




Pattern: Free via Ravelry
Needles: 12mm straight or circular
Yarn: 1 skein of any of the following: 


Pattern: Free via Ravelry
Needles: 15mm (straight or circular)
Yarn: 1 skein of any of the following:


Pattern: Free via Ravelry
Needles: 10mm-24″ circular 
Yarn: 1 skein of any of the following


Pattern: Free via Ravelry
Needles: 15mm 
Yarn: 1 skein of any of the following:



Pattern: Free via Ravelry
Needles: 10mm-16″ circular + double pointed needles
Yarn: 1 skein of any of the following:



Pattern: Free via Ravelry
Needles: 10mm 
Yarn: 1 skein of any of the following:



Quick + Easy Ribbed Hat
Pattern: Free via Ravelry
Needles: 9mm-16″ circular + double pointed
Yarn: 1 skein of any of the following:




Pattern: Free from Bad Amy Knits
Needles: 9mm-16″ circular + double pointed needles
Yarn: 1 skein of any of the following:  


Pattern: Free via Ravelry
Needles: 9mm double pointed needles
Yarn: 1 skein of any of the following:  



Pattern: Free pattern from Knitomatic.com (that’s us!)

Needles: 9mm double pointed
Yarn: 1 skein of any of the following: 



Pattern: Free pattern from Knitomatic.com (that’s us!)

Needles: 9mm double pointed
Yarn: 1 skein of any of the following: 






Pattern: Free pattern from Knitomatic.com (that’s us!)
Needles: 10mm-24″ circular needles
Yarn: 1 skein of any of the following: