Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Knitting Inspiration: Super Chunky Knits

What do you mean, it's not cold enough for super chunky knits? Do we really need an excuse to knit with squishy wool? I don't think so! (Also, I am still very cold in my flat even though it is fairly mild outside.)

If your fingers are itching to cast on something new, here are some ideas for colourful chunky knits:

1. The Big Hat is an easy-peasy project suitable for beginners who want to try knitting in the round. The super bulky yarn makes it a quick knit, too, which is great if you want to show off your latest accomplishment as soon as possible. Just add a pompom and you're good to go. From the Ravelry pattern page: "The Big Hat includes two tutorial videos that guide you step-by-step through the pattern, from beginning to end. Watch the entire Big Hat being knit up, and follow along at your own pace!"

2. Have you always wanted a chunky knitted pouf in your home? I have! Now you can knit your own. Puff Daddy is ideal to get to grips with a large three dimensional project. Knit it, stuff it, enjoy it! Just make sure you use durable yarn such as cotton or acrylic.

3. Blankets are a favourite among knitters and crocheters, but they can take a long time to make. Big Box Detox has a free knitting pattern for you so you can make this Quickie Blanket in next to no time only using knit and purl stitches. If you are new to knitting and want to practice your stitches (and have some patience), then this is a great way to start something big.

4. Made from Malabrigo Yarn Rasta, this pretty shawl caught my attention immediately. Sentiment will definitely keep you cosy. The edging is good practice for first time lace knitters and the whole project should knit up fast with the chunky yarn. Go bold and choose an eye-catching colour!

What is your favourite chunky knit?


  1. I love chunky knitting! All those colours are awesome, makes me want to cast on something else... no, must finish things first!

    1. My fingers are also itching to cast on a chunky hat, but I need to wait a bit. Still got that jumper to finish. At least you can always buy the wool so you can look forward to a new project.